Jambolan

Syzygium cumini, also called Jambolan, Jambul, Java Plum, Jamun, and Indian Wax Apple, is an evergreen tree native to the tropical regions of India and Southeast Asia. It shares the same genus with Clove (Syzygium aromaticum), and belongs to the Myrtaceae family along with Tea Tree (Melaleuca spp.) and Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus). The tree is considered fast growing, and reach its full size up to 100 feet tall in just 40 years. It has fragrant leaves and flowers, and the fruits are widely used as a food and medicine. It is a hardy tree, withstanding floods while also being drought tolerant, and can produce so much fruit that it litters the ground around it.
Jambolan has a rich history of use in India. Jambolan is considered sacred to the Hindu god Krishna, and is commonly planted near Hindu temples. The leaves and fruits are offered to the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha during worship. Energetically, Jambolan is thought to be astringent, drying, cooling, and sweet. Constitutionally, it is thought to pacify the kapha and pitta doshas.

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