Clove jambolan

Myrtle – Myrtaceae.

Pharmacy name: jambolan bark – Syzygii jambolani cortex (formerly: Cortex Syzygii Jambolani).

Botanical description. Evergreen tree up to 15 m in height, with opposite ovate leaves, lateral inflorescence and dark red fruits the size of a walnut. It grows in India and Malaysia. Cultivated in Mauritius and the West Indies.

Active ingredients: tannins, resins. It is used for diarrhea, like all tannins. Jambolan seeds appear to be supposed to lower blood sugar levels, but there is no reliable evidence of this effect (as indicated by the German National Health Service), so their use should be avoided.

Myrtle – Myrtaceae.

Pharmacy name: jambolan bark – Syzygii jambolani cortex (formerly: Cortex Syzygii Jambolani).

Botanical description. Evergreen tree up to 15 m in height, with opposite ovate leaves, lateral inflorescence and dark red fruits the size of a walnut. It grows in India and Malaysia. Cultivated in Mauritius and the West Indies.

Active ingredients: tannins, resins. It is used for diarrhea, like all tannins. Jambolan seeds appear to be supposed to lower blood sugar levels, but there is no reliable evidence of this effect (as indicated by the German National Health Service), so their use should be avoided.

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