Health Benefits of Black Plum | Java plum

Black Plum (Java plum) Scientific Name Syzygium cumini, also know as, Indian Blackberry, Damson Plum, Java Plum, Jambolan Plum.

It is native to India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Andaman islands.

The Black Plum is a substantial summer fruit which as various health benefits.

It provides relief from stomach pain and acts as anti-scorbutic, carminative and diuretic.

It is also helpful for heart diseases, cancer, asthma, diabetes and arthritis.

It is effective against bowel spasm, flatulence, dysentery and stomach ailments.

It is said to be consumed as a tonic to promote sexual activities.


Black plum possesses anti-diabetic features. It converts starch into energy and normalises the level of blood sugar.

Due to its low glycemic index in Black plum, it is suitable for sugar patients as well.

It reduces diabetic symptoms such as thrusting and frequent urination.

Black Plum has an adequate amount of iron and vitamin C.

The presence of iron in the black plum is useful to increase the haemoglobin count.

Jamum iron content acts as a blood purifying agent.

Since it is the medium of purifying your blood; therefore, it is suitable for skin and beauty.

Iron content is helpful in menstruation where women experience blood loss.

The Java Plum leaves are antibacterial properties and are, used for strengthening teeth and gum.

The leaves are astringent, considered suitable for throat problems.

The decoction of the bark is used to wash mouth and beneficial for mouth ulceration due to its astringent effect.

It is ideal for the mouth as well as for teeth due to its acidity.