Scientific name: Syzygium cumini, Calyptranthes jambolana, Eugenia cumini, Eugenia djouat, Eugenia jambolana, Myrtus cumini, Syszgium jambolana.
Also known as: Black plum, duat, dungboi, duwet, java plum, lomboi, longboi, lungboi.
Fruit and bark as the parts usually used in herbal preparation.
Diarrhea- eat liberally fleshy portion of fruit.
Gum inflammation or gingivitis- use 1% decoction of bark as mouth wash or as gargle.
Wounds – use decoction of bark as astringent wash.
Gallic acid 1.67%, tannin 19%, volatile oil 0.05%, fat 0.37%, antimellin, jambulol, olein, linolein, palmitin, stearin, phytosterin, myricryl, alcohol, hentriacontane.
Source: National formulary