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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2023

Jamun (Indian Blackberry) - 6 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

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Dr. Kedar UpadhyayAyurvedic Doctor • 16 Years Exp.Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga - NDDY
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Jamun, which is a native fruit of India is sweet in taste with rich black color. It is also known by the name of Indian blackberry, java plum, or black plum. The color responsible for its popularity is purple or deep blue. Jamun has been known to offer health and medicinal benefits for ages. It alleviates the symptoms of stomach pain, arthritis, certain digestive issues, and diabetes.

Improvement in the hemoglobin level of the blood

Jamun or Indian blackberry comes with loads of iron or Vitamin C which is usually responsible for the increase of hemoglobin in the blood. The increase in the amount of hemoglobin in the blood enables it to carry much more oxygen to different parts or organs of the body which keeps the body healthier. The purification of the blood is done and made possible due to the iron present in the jamun or Indian blackberry.

Summary- Being a rich source of Iron and Vitamin C, Jamun plays an important role in hemoglobin formation. It helps to increase the hemoglobin content and purification of blood.

Improvement in the health condition of eyes and skin

The Indian blackberry or Jamun is known to improve and enhance the number of hemoglobin and the iron present in it acts as purifying agent for the blood. This purification of the blood and enhancement in the hemoglobin leads to the improvement in the health of the skin and eyes of a person. The fruit also has some amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin A and some other minerals which are known to be very helpful for making the skin and eyes healthy. The astringent property of the fruit keeps the skin away from acne and when your skin is oily and you consume this fruit, your skin will become clear and fresh.

Summary- Jamun has astringent property which helps to improve the texture of the skin. Iron and other nutrients present in Jamun enhance eye health.

The heart is made healthier

There is an abundant amount of potassium present in the jamun or Indian blackberry which is very healthy and beneficial for the heart of a person. On an approximation in 100 grams of jamun or Indian blackberry there is 55 milligrams of potassium present therefore this fruit jamun helps in keeping the person away from life threatening health problems like stroke, high blood pressure and other heart diseases. This fruit also has a positive effect on the arteries of the body and keeps them healthy and prevents them from tightening and hardening.

Summary- The presence of a rich amount of potassium in Jamun makes it beneficial for the heart. It helps to prevent heart diseases like stroke, high blood pressure, etc.

Strengthening of the gums and teeth

The fruit jamun or Indian blackberry is very helpful and beneficial for the teeth and gums of a person. Jamun leaves are known to have certain antibacterial properties which can be used to prevent the gums from bleeding or the person can also use it in another way where he can dry the leaves of jamun or Indian blackberry and make a powder of it and then use or apply it, which will help your gums to remain healthy and prevent them from any kind of infections and bleeding. This fruit also proves very helpful in the treatment of mouth ulcers, the bark of the tree is known to have an astringent effect and the bark's application in the form of a decoction for rinsing the mouth helps in the treatment of mouth ulcers.

Summary- Jamun contains certain antibacterial properties which help to wipe out infections, gum bleeding, ulcers, etc. Its fruit, leaves, and bark are used in various ways.

Helps in the treatment of diabetes

There are certain symptoms which can be cured or brought under control due to the consumption of jamun or Indian blackberry like the problem of thirst or excess urination. The glycemic index of jamun or Indian blackberry is very low which helps in the maintenance of the blood sugar to a normal level. The different parts of the jamun tree like the leaves, bark and seeds are very helpful in the treatment of diabetes.

Summary- Due to its low glycemic index, Jamun can be consumed by diabetic people. It helps to control blood sugar levels, thirst, and excess urination.

Helps in the prevention of various kinds of infection

The fruit jamun or Indian blackberry is known to have various properties like anti-infective, anti-malarial and anti-bacterial properties. This fruit also contains various acids like betulinic acid, gallic acid, malic acid, oxalic acid and tannins. Presence of these acids and these properties helps the person stay away from common infections.

Summary: Jamun has antibacterial, anti-infective, and anti-malarial properties due to the presence of certain acids. It protects us from common infections.
  • Other Health Benefits of Blackberry
  • Blackberry is a nutrient-packed fruit. It offers several benefits, like-
  • Improves digestion
  • Combats certain kinds of cancer
  • Provides anti-inflammatory properties to the body
  • Maintains colon health
  • Regulates blood sugar level, etc.
  • The above-stated benefits are some of the uncountable benefits provided by Blackberry.


Consumption of Jamun or Indian blackberry helps the person stay away from common infections and some life-threatening diseases as well. So it is highly recommended to take Jamun or Indian blackberry in your diet whenever it is possible.


What happens if you eat blackberries every day?

Eating blackberries every day will help us to improve brain and heart health, immunize the body, prevent infections, etc. It helps to combat various diseases like diabetes, memory loss, and some specific types of cancers.

When should we avoid blackberry?

If we experience any side effects after eating blackberry then we must avoid eating it.

When should you not eat blackberries?

If someone is suffering from chronic gastrointestinal problems or feeling nauseous then they must not eat blackberries.

Are blackberries good for belly fat?

Yes, blackberries are good for belly fat. They help us to activate fat-burning genes.


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