AMUN or JAVA / JAMBOLAN PLUMS [TREEs IN GROW BAG]
I have advanced ones from $168 to $345.
Nutritional facts about Jambolan plum can be viewed in an info sheet pictured.
Jamun looks like olives, but are a sweet, slightly sour fruit, with a stone like an olive. They are native to the subcontinent and Indonesia and there are two basic varieties.
One Jamun tree has dark purple to dark blue fruit which has seeds, and the other is a seedless variety whose colours range from white to purple
The fruit arrives in summer and it is believed that if you eat a lot of jamun in this season, you will be healthy for the rest of the year, and get through the winter months with relatively few illnesses.
Some people eat jamun with a little salt to take away the astringency of its taste.
Some call them plums, again which they are not. They are known in the States as Java plums, although they are not popular in the UK, probably because they can’t be grown in the climate.
On the sub-continent it grows wild as well as in orchards.
The whole tree can be used in medicine and the wood is strong and durable, so can be used as railway sleepers
In traditional medicine jamun is used for a multitude of purposes. If you burn the fresh leaves, the resultant ash can be sieved and used as a substitute for toothpaste, and as a remedy for gingivitis.
Jamun fruit are rich in minerals, carbohydrates and vitamins A and C, but should not be eaten on an empty stomach as they will cause stomach pains. You shouldn’t contemplate eating unripe jamun either.
The dried, powdered seeds are used to lower blood sugar levels and the leaves are used to treat ulcerous colitis.
A decoction of the leaves and bark of the jamun tree controls blood pressure levels, while a decoction of the bark is used as a general tonic.
The powdered dried seeds are also good to get rid of skin blemishes left by pimples or acne. The fruit has antibiotic properties, as do the leaves, and if you have a nagging wound, then you should make a paste from the fresh leaves of the jamun tree and apply it to the wound, so that it heals.
The juice and pulp of a soft ripe mango can be mixed with jamun leaves and honey, and taken twice a day to stop the burning sensation produced by vomiting. It is said that this will also stop vomiting.
A traditional remedy for diarrhea is to mix gur (jaggery) with the dried powder from jamun seeds and mango seed powder and to take a small quantity twice a day.
I can post small Java plum plants to you when I have them. Pack/post is extra. Call me to see what I can supply you at what price. Henry
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