Jamun / Syzygium Cumini/ Eugenia Jambulana
An Evergreen tree to 25 m (80 ft) tall with flowers white to pinkish, about 1 cm (0.5 in) across and Fruit an ovoid, 1-seeded berry to 2 cm (0.8 in) long, dark purplish red, shiny, with white to lavender flesh.
All parts of the java plum can be used medicinally and it has a long tradition in alternative medicine. The leaves are said to be antibacterial, and are used for strengthning the teeth and gums.. The fruit and seeds are sweet, acrid, sour, tonic, and cooling, and are used in diabities, diarrhoea and ringworm. The bark is astringent, sweet sour, diuretic, digestive and anthelmintic.
The extraction process is carried our using the fruit/seed in particular to obtain optimum saponins from the product.