Try this jamun trick to keep your parents’ diabetes in check

Published on: 18 May 2022, 18:49 pm IST

If the elderly members of your family are worried about diabetes management, jamun seed powder drink can be their saviour.

Gurpreet Kaur
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Abide by these rules when eating jamun this season. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Jamun is a summer favourite for many people, but its benefits for diabetics especially cannot be undermined. This black plum with a tangy taste comes from Myrtaceae, which is an evergreen tropical tree native to India, Indonesia and Bangladesh. For the unversed, it is best known for its ability to manage blood sugar levels. And jamun seeds are as beneficial as they have several health benefits apart from being a powerhouse for diabetes management, leading to increase in insulin production.

“The seeds of jamun contain chemical compounds called jamboline and jambosine that decrease the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream. Jamun seeds also increase the production of insulin thereby making it excellent for diabetics,” celebrity nutritionist Shweta Shah told HealthShots.

Other benefits of Jamun seeds

Apart from helping in diabetes, they are rich in fiber that helps improve the smooth bowel movement. “Jamun seeds can also be used to treat sores, inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. For people dealing with hypertension, jamun seeds are a boon as they regulate blood pressure. With a number of antioxidants, they are also potent in improving immunity,” Shah adds.

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Jamun seeds drink is highly beneficial in diabetes management. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

How to use jamun seeds for diabetics?

To incorporate in the daily diet of a diabetes patient, jamun seeds can be dried and powdered for consumption with warm plant-based milk or water. The jamun powder drink can be consumed before meals or as a mid-meal for managing blood sugar levels. Although, consulting a doctor before adding anything to the diet is a must.

So, if you parents are working towards diabetes management, this can be their go-to drink.

Also, read: 8 reasons why you need to nosh on jamun this summer

Meanwhile, Ayurveda doctor Dr Dixa Bhavsar Savaliya, in her recent Instagram post, shares how jamun is one of the best summer fruits. Jamun, jambolan, black plum, java plum and jambul all are common names of jamun and it is a humble fruit with minimum calories.

“It is nectar for people with IBS, diarrhoea, menorrhagia (excess bleeding), leucorrhoea (white discharge), nausea and vomiting issues,” she captioned her post.

Benefits of jamun fruit

  1. In Ayurveda, Jamun fruits, seeds, bark and leaves are used to treat various serious ailments.
  2. It is wonderful medicine for the sufferers of hyperglycaemia.
  3. This fruit is rich in iron which makes it a natural blood purifier as it ensures proper blood supply of oxygenated blood throughout the body.
  4. It is a good source of vitamin A and C and is very beneficial for eye & skin health.
  5. Astringent property of this herb makes skin healthy, glowing and free from acne.
  6. It protects our body from the harmful effects of free radicals that are the main cause of cardiovascular disorders and is good for heart health.
  7. It is also used for the treatment of problems like cough, asthma and bronchitis.
  8. This herb is aphrodisiac in nature and is used as tonic to generalize weakness, treating anemia and to improve sexual weakness.
  9. It is also very beneficial for the nervous system (mental disorders).

Gurpreet Kaur Gurpreet Kaur

A lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life - from fashion to food and different cultures. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socializing with people or exploring different cities.

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