A review on pharmacology and phytochemistry of syzygium cumini

Veeram Anjali, G. Sindhu, C. Girish

Abstract


To encourage a disease free healthy life Mother Nature has gifted mankind medicinal
plants. The world craves new ideas and looks to the Far East and Asia for inspiration and
innovation. There is a wealth of technical data to support the safe use of this plant and this
review will produce the data to justify the use of this plant in a wide range in the field of
ayurveda. Syzygium cumini belongs to the family Myrtaceae. Commonly it is known as a
amblang, Jambul, Jambolan and Kala Jamun in India. The seed is used as an alternative
natural healing system in the Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicines. It is effective in
the treatment of diabetes mellitus, inflammation, ulcers and diarrhea and preclinical studies
have also shown it to possess chemoprotective, radioprotective and antineoplastic
properties. The present review has been primed to describe the existing data on the
information on traditional and medicinal use of the Syzygium cumini plant.

Keywords


Syzygium cumini, Ayurvedic system, Diabetes mellitus.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30750/ijpbr.5.4.5

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