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Jambul

Syzygium cumini
Information sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jambul
http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/slides/Jamun.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/jambolan.html
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57324/
http://www.tropilab.com/syzygium-jamun.html
Photography Locations
CII-Godrej GBC, Hyderabad
Pragati Resorts,Hyderabad
http://www.flickr.com/photos/3point141/5118263880/
http://gislab.fiu.edu/treesofmiami/images/Syzygium_cuminiFl.jp
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http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/d
http://365greatpinoystuff.wordpress.com/page/9/

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Jambul
Syzygium cumini

Native: Bangladesh,

India, Nepal, Pakistan,

Family: Myrtaceae

Height: 50 to 100 ft

Leaf Shape: Oblong and

opposite

Evergreen tree

Dense foliage provides shade and isof Indian Fruit is edible


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grown for its ornamental value
Jambul
Syzygium cumini
Hindi:
Jamun
Kannada:
Nerale Hannu
Tamil:
Naval pazham
Telugu:
Neredupandu

Manipuri: Jam
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Jambul is also called as Jaam/Kalojaam, Jamun
Jambul Syzygium (siz-ZY-gee-um)
Syzygium cumini
cumini (KOO-min-ee)

Fast growing and reaching full size in 40 years


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Mythology

Rama subsisted on
the fruit in the
forest for 14 years
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during his exile Syzygium cumini

from Ayodhya
Lord Krishna has
been described as
having skin the
color of Jamun

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Jambudweep Island has got the name as it is surrounded by Java plum plants
Leaves are oblong opposite leaves that are
smooth, glossy and having a terpentine smell

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Flowers are fragrant and small, about 5 mm in diameter
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Funnel-shaped calyx and 4 to 5united petals,


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of Indian at first, then rose-pink, quickly
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shed leaving only the numerous stamens. Flowering from March to April
Fruit is oblong, ovoid, starts green and turns pink to shining crimson black as
it matures and grows in clusters

Jambul
Syzygium cumini

Pulp is purple or white, very juicy, and normally encloses a single, oblong, green or
brown seed. Fruit has a combination of sweet, mildly sour and astringent flavour and
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tends to colour the tongue purple. Often eaten along with salt
Uses of wood
Wood is strong and is

water resistant

It is used in railway

sleepers

Making Bullock Jambul


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To install motors in

wells

Used to make cheap

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Uses

Essential oil distilled from

the leaves is used to scent

soap and is blended with

other materials in making

inexpensive perfume

Leaves are used as

marriage pandals Jambul


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Medicinal Uses
Bark has anti-
inflammatory activity
and is used for anemia
Bark and seeds are
used for diabetes
which reduce the
blood sugar level
quickly
Fruit is for dysentery
and leave's juice for
gingivitis (bleeding Jambul
gums) Syzygiu
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Medicinal Uses
Seed is used in
various alternative
healing systems
like Ayurveda,
Unani and Chinese
medicine for
digestive ailments
High source in
vitamin A and
vitamin C
Jambul
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Thank you

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Syzygium cumini