Sharing photo of Jaam fruit/ Water apple/ Java Apple -
Common name - Jaam/ Water apple
Botanical Name - Syzygium samarangense
Health Benefits of Jaam/ Java Apple (Information Source Link )
Countries around the world use Malay apple to alleviate various health problems. In Taiwan, locals use java apple flowers to combat diarrhea and fever. In Malaysia, the dried leaves treat a cracked tongue and a bark decoction remedies thrush, itching, and edema. According to the book, “Fruits of Warm Climates,” Cambodians mix the fruit, leaves, or seeds as a fever reducer, and crushed leaves double as a skin softening lotion. Brazilians value java apples for their ability to alleviate headaches, cough, diabetes, catarrh, and constipation.
Several studies point to java apple’s health benefits:
--A 2013 study published in Food Chemistry found that vescalagin, a compound in wax apple, has anti-hypertriglyceridemic and anti-hyperglycemic effects, thus showing promise as an anti-diabetic.
--According to a 2012 study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, wax apples have anti-inflammatorycompounds.
--A 2008 study published in Food Chemistry isolated four cytotoxic compounds in java apple fruit when tested on colon cancer cell lines.
--A 2008 study published in Advances in Biological Research also indicates that the fruit’s phytochemicals have mildantibiotic and antifungal properties against staphylococcus aureus, candida, and mycobacterium smegmatis.
--A 2004 study published in Planta Medica shows that leaf extracts have immunomodulatory effects.
This post is part of ABC wednesday challenge. Letter for this week is "J"