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Botanical Name Syzygium cumini
Family Myrtaceae
Origin India
Description Jambu, also known as Java plum or Indian blackberry, is a medium-sized evergreen tree that grows up to 30 meters tall. The leaves are glossy, dark green, and have a leathery texture. The fruit is oval-shaped and ranges in color from dark purple to black when ripe, with a sweet and tangy taste.
Parts Used The fruit, leaves, and seeds are commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The appropriate dose of jambu depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. In general, jambu fruit or seed powder is taken orally in a dose of 3-6 grams.