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Jaam (From flower, seeds to fruit)

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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"

14 comments:

  1. Wow I never knew the real name of this fruit. I love it, but never knew what it was called :>

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    1. Thanks Sreesha :) Glad, I too like this fruit :)

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  2. Never seen this fruit. Looks a bit strange. Interesting that it might be an Antidiabetic.

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    1. Thanks Tulika :) Its an amazing fruit :) A must try fruit :)

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  3. Not familiar./ But I like apples!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

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    1. Thanks Roger :) Its similar to apple.

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  4. oh very interesting! are they sorta like monkey apples?

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    1. Thanks Amy :) but they are not like monkey apples, these are different in shape and taste !

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  5. in Borneo, we call this water peach.

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    1. Thanks Ann :) Glad to know :)

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  6. Looked like a slimy pear in the shape of a capsicum LOL

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    1. Haha :) Thanks Shilpi :)

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  7. Aren't they called Rose apples too?

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    1. Thanks Deepti :) Yes, they are similar but color of rose apple is sort of pink :)

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