Jamun, other than being the ‘Jamun’ part of ‘Jamun Kala Khatta’, is also the ‘Kala’ and ‘Khatta’ part of ‘Jamun Kala Khatta’. Jamun Kala Khatta contains 10% Jamun Juice. But don’t let its good looks fool you, it is integral to Ayurvedic medicine and you’ll see why.
The good stuff upfront: Jamun prevents a host of diseases from ravaging your systems. This includes diabetes, anemia and diarrhoea. It also prevents all forms of nausea including motion sickness. Perfect for those mandatory but uncomfortable long trips.
Budding singer? Office gossip? Can’t stop talking about yourself? Navjot Singh Sidhu? If you said “Yes” or “Oh ho ho” to any of those then Jamun is your literal fruit of virtue. Jamun clears your throat up and makes your voice less hoarse. So in a way, yes, Jamun helps your jammin’.
Jamun has copious amounts of Vitamin C that help your eyesight and prevent all sorts of eye ailments like glaucoma and cataracts. Unsubstantiated rumours say it even helps those afflicted by the visuals of the latest Nicki Minaj music video.
The ascorbic acid in Jamun is one of the greatest anti-oxidants that ever walked this Earth (assuming that anti-oxidants can walk). You see, oxygen is not always a nice guy. It has a darker side, a more chemical side that likes to burn things up. That includes your cells, cartilages, muscles, bones… pretty much everything you’re made of. Anti-oxidants prevent such nefarious inflammation and provide relief.
Not only is Jamun great for your voice, it has a general affinity for the entire mouth region. It’s known to prevent instances of Pyorrhea (gum inflammation that leads to tooth loss) and provides relief when you feel like your mouth is burning.
As it happens, Jamun is one of the few sources of naturally occurring folic acids. It doesn’t sound it amounts to much till you realise that folic acids are a key component of your DNA. School taught us that DNA stands for Dioxyribose Nucleic ACID. Folic acid is also an acid (duh) and helps you rebuild damaged tissues and cells. Jamun is health insurance in a fruit.