Duhat Health Benefits

  • Other name: Black Plum
  • Scientific name: Syzygium cumini
  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Origin: India, Burma, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Duhat is a fruit a tree reaching a height of 8 to 20 m or more, with spreading branches. The low-branched trunk is 40 to 75 cm in diameter, rough and dark gray. The leaves are shiny, smooth and leathery, oval in shape, dark green above and yellowish-green underneath. The young leaves are purple and faintly odorous.

Flowers are color pink, light-yellow to nearly white, small and fragrant. Its fruits occur in loose clusters, varying in shape from ellipsoid to ovoid, 1.0 to 3.0 cm long.

The skin is thin, green when immature; turns dark purple to almost black when ripe and adhere to the flesh. The pulp is grayish or violet, juicy and is pleasantly flavored with a mildly acidic and astringent taste. It contains one seed. The seed is large, oblong, greenish, strongly astringent and slightly bitter.

Duhat Fruit
Duhat Fruit

Duhat Fruit Health Benefits:

  • Duhat fruit is eaten as is (usually with salt), made into juice or wine, It contains calcium and iron.
  • It can help prevent and cure diarrhea. For diarrhea: Eat liberally fleshy portion of the fruit or boil chopped fresh or dried in 2 glasses of water for 15 minutes.
  • Duhat juice when made into vinegar can help to expel gas from the intestines and to promote urination.

Duhat Seed Medicinal Benefits:

  • Decoction of powdered seeds are taken in for diarrhea
  • Powdered seeds taken as antidote for poisoning.
  • Research showed that dried and powderized duhat seeds are a proven remedy for diabetes.

Duhat Leaves Medicinal Benefits:

  • Poultice applied on swellings and skin sores.
  • Decoction taken in for diarrhea and dysentery.

Duhat Tree Bark Medicinal Uses:

  • The bark is astringent and a decoction is used as a mouthwash and as a gargle for ulcerations of the mouth.
  • Bark decoction is used as wash for wounds and skin ulcers.
  • Decoction taken in for diabetes.

“This post was originally published on March 26, 2012 @6:39”

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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