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We have a huge Jamun tree (Botanical name : Syzygium cumini) at our home garden, which bears deep purple colored fruits during the months of June and July. The fruits are also known as Jambul or Indian Blackberry having sweet and sour taste. All parts of this tree, leaves, bark, fruit and seeds have medicinal properties and are being used in Ayurvedic medicine for treatment of various ailments. The dried seed powder is known to control Type 2 Diabetes and is even sold in Amazon and ebay stores.

This instructable will guide you in simple steps on how to make Jamun seed powder easily at home.

Step 1: Separate Seeds From Fruits

  • Clean the fruits and keep in a medium sized container
  • Squeeze out the seeds with your fingers to remove the flesh and store in a different container
  • Wash the seeds thoroughly so that any remaining flesh attached to the seeds are cleaned out
  • Make a smoothie with the seedless fruits and enjoy

The last picture shows the washed seeds ready for drying

Step 2: Sun-dry the Seeds

Spread the seeds in a clean cloth and keep it in the sun for drying. After two to three days in the sun, the outer shell becomes loose and can be very easily peeled off.

Step 3: Peel Off the Outer Shell

Once the outer shell becomes dry, you can very easily peel of the skin and collect the green inner core of the seeds.

Step 4: Dry the Inner Core

The green inner core can be easily broken into pieces by pressing with your fingers, which will accelerate the drying process. Keep them in the sun for few more days till they are completely dried.

Step 5: Make Powder

  • Using a mixture-grinder, powder the dried seeds.
  • Sieve the crushed seeds.
  • Repeat crushing and sieving few more times till most of the dried seed powder passes through the sieve.
  • Do not throw away the remains. You can mix them with the sieved powder.
  • Store the powder in air-tight container.

Our Jamun seed powder is ready

Step 6: How to Use the Jamun Seed Powder

Take about half a tea-spoon, that is about 3 grams, of the seed powder early morning with water in empty stomach. If you are suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, this seed powder will bring you great relief.

<p>I'd like to see a proper reference to prove the efficacy against Type II diabetes?</p>
http://www.naturalremedy.com/Syzygium%20cumini.pdf<br><br>http://www.pharmasm.com/pdf_files/20-26.pdf<br><br>http://www.phytojournal.com/vol1Issue5/Issue_jan_2013/7.1.pdf<br><br>http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/30545/1/IJNPR%205(4)%20295-307.pdf<br><br>http://www.naip.icar.org.in/documents/10184/70807/A+Value+Chain+for+Kokum,+Karonda,+Jamun+and+Jackfruit.pdf/1d433a1e-b95f-4c68-93aa-812de0608a80
<p>None of those links are proper medical references - there are no proper double-blind trials referenced, anecdotes are presented as facts, and several wildly inaccurate, even dangerous claims are made, such as herbal medicines have no harmful side-effects, or that self-medication can cure cancer!</p><p>Sorry, I'm not going to stop anybody taking the seeds, but nobody should expect any sort of genuine medical benefit when they do.</p>
<p>I hope all our ancestors survived on herbal medicine only. Jamun seed powder has been used in Ayurvedic medicines to control type 2 Diabetes for more than hundred years. Whether you accept it or not is none of my business and nobody in India needs your recommendation to try or not to try this </p>
<p>Just because a treatment has history, that does not mean it is effective - people on the Indian sub-continent have been <a rel="nofollow">drilling holes in peoples' heads to treat persistent headaches</a> since the stone-age - would you advocate that as a modern alternative remedy?</p><p>Also Type II diabetes was only identified in 1935, and is only really a problem in populations with a high level of obesity and low level of physical activity, so I would take some issue with anybody making those claims.</p><p>One final point - &quot;Alternative&quot; medicines which have been found to actually work have a special name; <em>medicine</em>.</p>
Apparently huge numbers of skinny undernourished people in the Phillipines are type 2 diabetics (from a doctor who worked there) diabetes is not just a condition of obesity. There is one published trial showing cinnamon may help in reducing bgl levels, can't answer for this plant, take care out there folks
<p>yes cinnamon too is beneficial, just in a very small amount as it has warm properties, my mother has type 2 diabetes and she takes cinnamon in her tea. Diabetes exists from the time before even ayurved existed, in ayurved diabetes is called &quot;madhumeh&quot;, madhu in hindi means sugar or sweet. And there are many things that are prescribed in ayurved for diabetes including bitter gourd, cinnamon, jamun, anwala or indian gooseberry and so on......indian people have existed on these remedies even before the invention of homeopathy or allopathy, so this kiteman should fly kites instead of preaching people, off course people in India take the regular medicines as well as these natural medicines.....ayurvedic doctors in india are certified doctors from the government, ayurved is a science not some superstition that this person claims......he has no knowledge of what India and its culture is, and the link which he gave belongs to some fool who writes everything against hindus, his blog is full of hatred and false information and the fact is that not only hindus but every other religion that exists on this secular land use these remedies as they are proven, they don't need any certificate from any medical institutions though they have but they actually have been used by real people for centuries who are the living proof and certificate.</p>
<p>I'm sorry you see hatred - my motivation is care, care for strangers who might decide to take unknown vegetable substances without and knowledge of the possible effects or side-effects. Yes, there are many traditional medications, but many of them are actually dangerous to the patient.</p><p>Those that seem beneficial get tested, properly, and if they are beneficial the active ingredients are identified, purified and administered in properly controlled doses (for instance, foxgloves seemed to calm the heart, but an overdose stopped the heart. The purified form is a valuable medicine; digitalis.)</p><p>My comments have absolutely nothing to do with culture or religion.</p><p>You said;</p><blockquote>...off course people in India take the regular medicines as well as these natural medicines...</blockquote><p>So, how do you know it is the traditional medicines that help? Of course, you don't. That is why we must properly test claims such as these.</p>
<p>Actually, Kiteman, the trepanning you describe hasn't been going on since the stone age. Trepanning is a conventional medical practice, which is actually still done today in Western conventional medicine. Type II Diabetes was &quot;not&quot; identified in 1935. It was a disease that was well known even in conventional medicine long before that. Even though insulin was discovered in 1921, Banting and Best knew about both &quot;types&quot; of diabetes. Best's further research resulted in understanding even more information about the nutrients needed by the body to &quot;treat&quot; the disease in all its forms. Diabetes of all kinds can affect any population and is not limited to the &quot;obese&quot; at all. This is not shocking information, it's basic pathophysiology and medical history. </p><p> As for your &quot;final&quot; point about alternative medicine: given that Ayurveda has been practiced for more than 5000 years with excellent results, and herbal medicine has been practiced worldwide since the beginnings of life on the planet, TCM has been practiced for 5000 years as well, and even homeopathy has been consistently effective without ever changing its basic exact scientific method for over 200 years (and we all know theories and &quot;knowledge&quot; in conventional medicine are exploded and proven useless every 20 years or so, and pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures like bloodletting and trepanning are exposed as deadly yet still practiced by conventional medical doctors even today) it's quite clear which medicines have been consistently proven effective and which &quot;medicines&quot; are questionable. All we know from long term observation is that if the older and more consistent forms of medical treatments failed to be effective, then humanity would have died out, especially in the cultures where these ancient forms were developed. Guess what? They have not and they still thrive using those medicines. </p><p>That said, Antoniraj has posted a very clear and useful protocol for preparing this well established and effective ayurvedic medicine for those who use ayurveda to treat their ailments. If you don't believe in Ayurveda, and you don't believe in szygium, don't use it. But don't come here and troll your lack of knowledge to others. This is a place where people share information with those who seek out how to accomplish what they wish to accomplish on their own. If someone gains a benefit from using this herbal preparation and you just can't stand it because it doesn't fit in with your ideas about medicine, you might simply want to stay out of the thread. No one needs you to police his or her health choices. </p>
<p>very well put, thank you</p>
<p>Again, historical practice is not evidence of efficacy. People still carry lucky charms, make wishes, and visit homeopaths and faith healers, even though all the available evidence shows they do not work.</p><p><em>&quot;...we all know theories and &quot;knowledge&quot; in conventional medicine are exploded and proven useless every 20 years or so&quot;</em></p><p>Really? This is typical of the way &quot;alternative&quot; practices, be they in medicine, energy production, climatology etc are often promoted, with an appeal to the Emperor's New Clothes*. How do we know this? In the last twenty years, what medical practice has been &quot;exploded&quot;?</p><p>I repeat my original request for the author, which is quite reasonable, given the outstanding claims made for these seeds; where is the reliable evidence to show that they do what people claim?</p><p>I do not mean anecdote and indignant arm-waving, which is all that has been presented so far, I mean actual, reliable evidence, acquired through recognised medical trial procedures - double-blind testing of statistically-significant population groups.</p><p>---------------------</p><p>*For the uninitiated, the promoter of the dodgy practice makes broad sweeping statements that make it seem as though &quot;the right people&quot; already know something, so the untrained observer becomes reluctant to appear ignorant or stupid by disagreeing with what is patently not so. The emperor is, in truth, utterly naked.</p>
<p>Ah, but you have no training in medicine. And I do. You have no training in medical research. And I do. This is not Medicine Baby School. If you want access to medical research, pay the fees for medical journals as required and google this up. It's all there. Take the time to do the research and put in the time to learn this medical systems yourself, just as we all did. </p><p>That said, none of that matters in this thread. What matters in this thread, and I will say it again, is that you are not the health care police. If this is information you can use, great; tell antoniraj thank you for his helpful method of preparing a substance you would have to pay for otherwise. If this is information you can't use, why are you here? And if others use it, why the hell would you care? </p><p>Human beings are capable of making their own informed and in this case, highly educated decisions. They don't need your opinion for anything. You are simply trolling. </p>
<p>&quot;I have medical training&quot; is a broad term, including everything from being a professor of oncology to once watching a video on first aid.</p><p>If you are claiming to be a medical professional, such as a doctor, then I simply do not believe you; nobody with an actual medical qualification would even consider offering alternative treatments that have not been subjected to trials.</p><p>As for the cost of access, it costs nothing to access an abstract, or to post a link. There is nothing stopping you copy/pasting a quote or reference.</p><p>Why would I care if people use these seeds? Because I am a civilised human being. What I care about is if they endanger their lives by using these seeds instead of taking proper medical advice. People die because they fall for claims like this and do not listen to the facts.</p><p>You claim to want to let people make an informed decision, then try and dismiss competing information with fake claims to authority and baseless insults.</p><p>I am not the troll. I have no vested interest here, no profit to make or lose. I am just doing my bit to make the world a better place.</p>
<p>(Also, you need to finish filling out your profile, maybe back up your claim to &quot;medical training&quot; with a link to your entry on your employer's website, or on the website of the university from which you graduated? </p><p>As it stands, empty of all detail, it <em>looks</em> like you joined purely to make these comments and attack me, which implies that you have some personal interest in the sale or use of these seeds.)</p>
<p>Enough already! This instruction is available to people if they are interested. Take it or LEAVE it. It actually is not your business to interfere and you've made your opinion very clear already. Time to go.</p>
<p>It is more my business to &quot;interfere&quot; and protect readers from the dangers if taking herbal remedies as if they were proper medicine as it is the business of total strangers with empty profiles to mysteriously join the site for the sole purpose of defending said herbal remedy.</p><p>You know, it's almost as if the various new members commenting here share some mysterious, hidden connection...</p>
<p>To put your mind at ease....I came to this site while looking for recommendations on how to refinish old deck furniture. I found something, but had to &quot;register&quot; at Instructables in order to access it. I'm not creating a profile just so I can access the info I need about deck furniture. In the meantime, I read this post -- not because I know anything about antoniraj, or Ayervedic medicine (I don't even know what it is), or Jamun seeds, but because it was interesting. And I learned something. I respect the unique knowledge of the user who posted this. I am not going to make the powder. But I could if I wanted to and....here's the tricky part.... it would be none of YOUR business. You see, I have something very special. It's called a brain. And this fantastic organ allows me to make my very own decisions. It also allows me to discern FOR MYSELF hidden dangers in the world. I don't necessarily believe that this powder controls diabetes type 2. But I do believe that it has some properties that have been useful in that context to the people who have used it for thousands of years. </p>
<p>The thing is, if you use your fantastic brain properly, you would realise that you can only make useful decisions, spot all the &quot;hidden dangers&quot; if you have all the facts and the training to use them.</p><p>Now, one of the first things I said was that I have no objections to people using these seeds, but they must be aware that, no matter how long they have been used, they have no discernible medical benefit, and if anybody is taking them to cure their diabetes (or any of the other serious diseases these seeds have been credited with curing, including cancer), then they are going to be dangerously disappointed.</p><p>As I said elsewhere, people have DIED because they ignored proper medical advice in favour of stuff they found online. Could you live with yourself if you had the power to prevent that, but did not?</p><p>I'm not that inhuman.</p>
<p>Kiteman, you make me laugh when you say &quot;it's almost as if the various new members commenting here share some mysterious, hidden connection...&quot;</p>
<p>Laugh? No.</p><p>The comment should either worry you or anger you, depending on how far the connections extend.</p>
<p>I am not angered or worried.. You are one who seems to be in anger posting lengthy replies here. When <a href="https://www.instructables.com/member/Tarun+Upadhyaya/" rel="nofollow" style="">Tarun Upadhyaya</a> posted his comments here, I simply asked him to post a link if he comes across any research paper. I do not even know the other people who commented here. You always post your comments, replies and advice in the forum topics which I used to go through. But here, even a learned person like you stoop so low to make such an allegation like some mysterious, hidden connection for a simple matter like this is laughable.</p>
<p>I do not know how long you have had access to the internet, but it is very rare for a random real person to come across a random topic and join up just to make one or two points that pick up exactly where another person left off, and then disappear just as another person joins up and picks up the thread exactly where the other left off.</p><p>The probability is very high likely that &quot;aurumgal&quot; and &quot;Rusadrian&quot; were at least invited to join in this discussion by the same person, for the specific reason of attempting to discredit my very real concerns about the veracity of the claims made about these seeds. Since neither identity is online when the other is I would not be surprised to find that they posted from the same IP address, maybe even the same computer, operated by the same pair of hands.</p><p>Of course, whether they actually are sock-puppet accounts remains to be seen. Maybe if they ever fill in their profiles properly, start using the rest of the website, then we might be persuaded otherwise (I'm keen to see evidence of the medical training &quot;aurumgal&quot; claims to possess), and we can start an interesting discussion elsewhere about the actual requirements of an &quot;informed decision&quot;, or the differences between &quot;traditional&quot; medicine and medicines that actually work.</p>
<p>Look, Kiteman, what you post here is offensive because you are trying to police people's health care decisions based on a reductionist's addled idea of &quot;science&quot; is. Say whatever you want to say about it, but this pursuit and choice is none of your business; and what you believe about it is completely irrelevant. Even if you believe with all your heart that you have been sent here to Earth to pound your beliefs down peoples' throats. </p><p>This entire site is dedicated to helping people gain access to knowledge that others share about something they would like to find out how to do. Simple as that. Antoniraj is sharing information about just that. What you think about his medical system knowledge is completely and wholly irrelevant. And if you're talking sock puppets, you and your RANDI Quackbuster script are the very best example of what a sock puppet does and says. People are looking for information on something they'd like to learn how to do, that is the whole idea behind Instructables. Do you go around the site looking for people to troll because you might not agree with the way they season their steaks? Do you start being paranoid about how their lack of respect for using table salt on that filet mignon &quot;like you would&quot; get you going about how they've conspired to post here to shut you down? </p><p>If you're worried about my profile, life must be tough for you. Perhaps if you pulled yourself away from the internet for a while and actually did something constructive, you wouldn't be so damn curious about how other people choose to help themselves in any way they see fit. </p>
<p>It is offensive to help people protect themselves dangerous reliance on fake medicines?</p><p>Insisting on verifiable data isn't pounding anything anywhere, it is basic survival - no sane person follows a course of medical treatment just because a random stranger says he read in a holy book that it worked for his ancestors on another continent.</p><p>What has anything got to do with steaks? Check *my* profile - I am only negative about posts that are dangerous or anti-science. You want me to do something constructive? Again, check my profile Also, I teach science, which is how I know how important it is to test medicines with proper trial procedures before they are recommended for use on people.</p><p>It is, of course, your human right to be offended by my statements, but not only is it my right to make them, it is my moral obligation in cases like this.</p>
<p>I just have this urge to to smooch your avatar :-o</p>
<p>Please, no, I'm a married man!</p><p>:-D</p>
<p>My fasting sugar was 106-109 always. I started Jamun powder and now fasting sugar is 88-92. Worked for me! Thanks!</p>
Very nice to know that...
<p>@antoniraj: Very nicely detail process for preparation of the Jamun powder. Thank you very much for your effort. Please do not be dissuaded by some misguided folks who feel they have the &quot;right&quot; to dis-claim everything and probably their favorite hobby. When they wish to see positivity in their lives, I am sure they will. In the meantime, please continue your great work.... </p>
Thank you very much...
Thank you so much for showing the detailed process.. I have followed it and it is very helpful... If I were you, I wouldn't bother answering to every stray dog that barks at us...you are doing an awesome job by sharing.. THANK YOU... ??
Good to see it is helpful to you...instructables is a community of DIY people from all around the world and those who are not aware of these type of practices tend to ask questions. It is better to answer than keep mum.<br>My request to you is &quot;be nice&quot; when posting a comment in the forum
<p>Very easy guide line for making Jamun Seed Powder.</p>
thank you...
<p>Thank you so much Sir for sharing this procedure. </p><p>Now for those who needs a medical reference. It is written in ancient texts of Ayurveda which unfortunately has no online or digital version. Here (attached) is the translated Ayurveda text (which again in Hindi) by world famous Yoga &amp; Ayurvedic guru Swami Ramdev, who has treated millions of people suffering from various ailments through Yoga &amp; Ayurveda. </p><p>Also diabetes was there since beginning it was known an Sharkara Rog or Madhumeh in Sanskrit as per Ayurveda Literature. </p><p>No one denies that one should not see a doctor but once diagnosed it is up to individual which medicines they want to put their faith into. </p><p>Diet play equally important role, no medicine is holy grail. </p><p>P.S: My mom is a diabetic and she take this powder and her diabetes is in controlled form. Sorry I can't prove this.</p><p>I respect the request for medical references because there are not many people in this world who know about Ayurveda. </p>
<p>It seems some people know quite a bit about it:</p><p> <a href="http://www.sabhlokcity.com/2014/11/two-indian-doctors-rip-apart-the-ayurveda-system-as-irrational-illogical-superstitious-supernatural/" rel="nofollow"> http://www.sabhlokcity.com/2014/11/two-indian-doc...</a></p>
<p>Wow... what a blend of superstitions, mythological stories and Ayurveda. </p><p>I myself have been treated twice from chronic diseases using Ayurveda treatment, I can not doubt it. But like I said , it is up to an individual where they want to put their faith into. </p>
thank you very much Tarun for your comment. Yes, you are right I am unable to find a proper reference online. Recently, so many people came to us asking for the seeds which are lying all around the tree. So, I made a little for my wife and documented the procedure. If you come across any research paper on this please share the link.
<p>I will surely share if I come across any. </p>
<p>First of all I should point out that when you have/suspect you have type 2 diabetes you should contact a doctor. </p><p>This plant may have slight benefits (like most herbal remedies there is some form of active ingredient in there) but a proper diet is more important.</p><p>This should not be used instead of the conventional treatment. If you are insulin dependent you should not use this plant instead.</p><p>If you are at risk for diabetes you could add this to your diet if you really want to. </p><p>I also looked at the scientific proof you showed, something tells me you are not used to work with scientific papers. None of them really back you up, they just have the name of the fruit listed. </p><p>The fist link you posted is a poster about a product containing an substance extracted from the berries, this is not the same as eating the berries itself. (It is also doubtful if this is even properly researched)</p><p>The second link is just a study of the substances that are in the berries but not on the effects.</p><p>The third link is just bullshit, it tries to look like a paper but it does not contain any data. They give an introduction and a conclusion without explaining how they came to that conclusion.</p><p>The 4th link is about the nutritional data and some compounds from the fruit. </p><p>The 5h link has nothing to do with diabetes, its a report about an agricultural project and talk about lots of thinks like packaging the fruits transportation of juice. </p>

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