Health Benefits of Jamelon

The Jambul is a native fruit of India and has adapted well to Brazil, especially in the Northeast. It can be found by various names, such as jambú, jalão, jambuí, northeast olive and jambolão.

The jamelão (Eugenia jambolana Lam) belongs to the Myrtaceae family and the tree can reach up to 20 meters in height. The trunk can be from 60 to 90 centimeters in diameter, with a rough, cracked, scaly bark and variable color. In addition, it has simple and shiny leaves, which grow in long pink branches when young and dark green when mature.

The fruits are oval and dark and the tree, in addition to being used in garden ornamentation, can also be used in flowerbeds, blocks and used as afforestation along roads. It is worth noting that it is necessary to be careful when applying it in public places, given that the ripe fruits stain streets and sidewalks, clothes and cars.

The fruits can be consumed fresh and/or used in food, such as making pies, jellies, jellies, sweets, juice, wine, liqueurs and vinegar. The essence extracted from the leaves has an impact on the soap, cosmetics and perfume industry. With regard to fruits, seeds and leaves, these are considered medicinal, especially for their effectiveness in treating diabetes. The boiling of the roots and bark and the juice of the leaves fights dysentery and the flowers are used for beekeeping.

In case there is interest in planting jamelão, it is suggested that this be done during the rainy season. At this time, place the seeds to germinate about two and a half centimeters deep in shaded beds. Remember to irrigate daily to keep the humidity high. After a period of nine months, the seedlings can be transplanted to the definitive location. Although the seedlings are slow growing, the plants can grow to more than three meters in height in two years.


Each part of the jamelão has a property, namely:

  1. leaf

The jamelon leaves have hypoglycemic properties, so they can be used in the treatment of diabetes. Additionally, the extract from the leaves has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-allergic action.

In view of the antioxidant properties in all parts of the plant, it is advisable to prevent aging and to strengthen the immune system. In addition, the plant also minimizes the symptoms of food poisoning, as well as constipation, diarrhea, cramps, intestinal gas and stomach and pancreas problems.

  1. Fruit

Jamelão has in its composition vitamin C, flavonoids and tannins with powerful antioxidant, hypoglycemic and anticarcinogenic action. That said, the fruits can be used in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.


  1. Prevent premature aging

The anthocyanins, present in jamelon, fight free radicals. Therefore, they prevent premature aging of cells and maintain the health of the entire body.

  1. Fights leukemia

Studies show that the anthocyanins present in this fruit play an important role, namely: killing leukemic cells! This is because jamelon is rich in anthocyanins and, in addition, tests were carried out on healthy cells and their death rate did not exceed 20%.

  1. Fighting cancer

Studies have shown that the consumption of this fruit is directly proportional to the prevention of chronic and non-communicable diseases, certainly due to the increased consumption of antioxidant compounds. These compounds protect our bodies from carcinogens that come into direct contact with our bodies and can cause our cells to mutate and form cancer.

  1. Rich in Antioxidants

The antioxidant activity of jamelon is even greater than blueberries and blackberries. Seeds contain more antioxidants than husk or pulp and can be used in antioxidant extracts.

  1. It has several medicinal properties

Jamelão has astringent, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and glucose-controlling properties in urine and blood.

  • jamelon tea

Jamelon is a plant that has diuretic properties. Therefore, it promotes the elimination of fluid from the body through urine, which is essential in cases of fluid retention.

It should be noted that, if you are interested in using tea to help with any health problem, the doctor should be the first person to know. In addition, do not substitute medicines for tea, given that this attitude may hinder and/or delay the treatment.

Having made these considerations, to prepare the tea, you will need:

– ½ liter of water; and

– 10 leaves of jamelón.

Initially, put the water in a pan and bring it to a boil. After boiling, add the jamelon leaves and turn off the heat.

Then cover the pot and let the tea sit for fifteen minutes. Ideally, it should be ingested as soon as it is prepared. This is because a tea tends to preserve important substances for up to twenty-four hours after preparation.

Remember to sanitize the leaves before preparing the tea, in addition to checking the quality and origin.

  • Jamelon Recipes


Do you know when that desire to eat a candy with the most natural flavor possible hits? At these times, a great solution is to prepare a jelly accompanied by toast or a warm bread. In this sense, we will explain how to prepare a delicious jamelão.

You will need to book:

– 250 grams of sugar;

– 800 grams of jamelón; and

– 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

In a large, thick saucepan, place the clean, seedless fruits, sugar and lemon juice. Stir well and over low heat.

After about forty minutes, the jamelão jelly will be ready to be tasted!

The jambolan juice provides significant amounts of many nutrients, and may even get to act as a natural remedy.

To prepare this juice, you will need:

– 2 glasses of fresh jamelón;

– 2 tablespoons of sugar;

– 4 glasses of ice water; and

– Mint.

The first step is to lightly knead the fruit to remove the pits. Beat in a blender with water, sugar and mint leaves. Once this is done, pass through a sieve and serve decorated with a sprig of mint (optional). Serve freely.


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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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