Jamun: 6 definitions


Jamun means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Jamun [जामुन] in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Syzygium cumini Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels from the Myrtaceae (Bottlebrush) family. For the possible medicinal usage of jamun, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Jamun [जामुन] in the Nepali language, ibid. previous identification.

Jamun in the Hindi language is the name of a plant identified with Syzygium caryophyllatum from the Myrtaceae (Bottlebrush) family having the following synonyms: Myrtus caryophyllata, Syzygium caryophyllaeum, Eugenia corymbosa.

Source: Asian Agri-History: Paśu Āyurvēda (Veterinary Medicine) in Garuḍapurāṇa

Jamun (in Sanskrit: jaṃbu) refers to a type of Fruit, according to sections on the treatment of Horses (Gajāyurveda or Aśvāyurveda) in the Garuḍapurāṇa.—The horse, which pakva-jaṃbunibha (complexion of ripe jamun fruit), svarṇāvarṇa (golden-coloured) and regularly fed on ṣaṣṭika-śāli grains and milk, will never come to a state of being condemned and liked by all.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Deforestation in Nagaland: a historical perspective

Jamun is the name of a plant corresponding to Eugenia jambolana, according to the author Lanukumla Ao in his thesis “Deforestation in Nagaland”, mentioning the source: Annual Administrative Report 2012-2013.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Jamun in India is the name of a plant defined with Padus cornuta in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Prunus cornuta Wall. ex Royle (among others).

2) Jamun is also identified with Syzygium cumini It has the synonym Calyptranthes jambolana Willd. (etc.).

3) Jamun is also identified with Syzygium salicifolium It has the synonym Eugenia heyneana Duthie (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Synopseos Plantarum (Persoon) (1806)
· Bot. Mat. Med. (1812)
· Numer. List (3552)
· J. Ethnopharmacology (2000)
· Flora of the Presidency of Madras (1919)
· U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry Bulletin (1912)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Jamun, for example pregnancy safety, side effects, health benefits, chemical composition, extract dosage, diet and recipes, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Jamun in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) jambo, a black plum (the tree and its fruit); ~[ni] of the colour of [jamuna], bluish black..—jamun (जामुन) is alternatively transliterated as Jāmuna.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jāmūn (ಜಾಮೂನ್):—[noun] = ಜಾಮೂನು [jamunu].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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