||Kutai, Nai Neerle, Katahi-jamuk,
Nhaval, Jamun, Neredam, Lohajam, Neeradimuthu, Neerudu,
Jangali Badam, Maravetti
2. Parts used:
Contents: Its seeds have b-sitosterols, its fruits
contain citric, malic and Gallic acids.
3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous
- Rasa: A blend of sweet, sour and astringent.
- Vipaka: Sweet.
- Veerya: Seetaveerya.
- The leaves of the Jambolan are antibacterial.
- The leaves strengthens the teeth and gums.
- The seeds and decoction of bark are good remedies for
- It cures diarrhoea and ringworm.
- It cures secondary syphilis and rheumatism[especially
with stiff joints].
- The fruit is sweet, it acts a tonic.
- The bark is astringent, sweet sour, good for sore throat,
- The decoction of bark is diuretic and digestive.
- The bark is a remedy for skin inflammation, indigestion,
gas, spasms, water retention.
- It also helps to raise the deteriorated sexual desire.
- It kills germs.
- Some times this is also used as a remedy for leprosy and
- It also used as a healing herb for tuberculosis which
affects neck [scrofula].
5. Names due to Physical properties:
- Jambu: Which is available in India [India is called as
- Mahaphala: With big fruits.
- Mahaskanda: With big trunk.
6. Names due to Medical properties:
- Krimihanta: Which kills germs.
Vasthu guna deepika, Vasthu guna, Rakashika, Chakradatta,
Susrutam, Basabarajeezam, Bhavaprakashika, Vangacena, Charakasamhita,
Vagvatamu, Hareetasamhita, Srijanakalpavalli.
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