Jambolan is widely used in folk medicine for diabetes.
It is also used by mouth for gas (flatulence), swelling (inflammation) of the stomach (gastritis), constipation, diarrhea, and other conditions.
Jambolan is sometimes used for sore throat, and applied directly to the skin for skin ulcers.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Diabetes. Limited research in people with type 2 diabetes suggests that drinking jambolana tea prepared from 2 grams of jambolana leaves per liter of water does not improve fastingblood sugar levels.
- Gas (flatulence).
- Skin ulcers, when applied to the skin.
- Sore mouth and throat, when used as a gargle.
- Swelling (inflammation) of the main airways in the lung (bronchitis).
- Swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
- Swelling (inflammation) of the stomach (gastritis).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Diabetes: Jambolan seed and bark extracts might lower blood sugar levels. Monitor blood sugar levels closely if you have diabetes and take jambolan.
Surgery: Jambolan might lower blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using jambolan at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with JAMBOLAN
Jambolan seed and bark extracts might decrease blood sugar levels. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking jambolan seed or bark along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to be too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medication might need to be changed.
Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.
Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) substrates) interacts with JAMBOLAN
Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Jambolan might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Taking jambolan along with some medications that are broken down by the liver might increase the effects and side effects of some medications. Before taking jambolan, talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.
Some medications that are changed by the liver include amitriptyline (Elavil), diazepam (Valium), zileuton (Zyflo), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Voltaren), fluvastatin (Lescol), glipizide (Glucotrol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), phenytoin (Dilantin), piroxicam (Feldene), tamoxifen (Nolvadex), tolbutamide (Tolinase), torsemide (Demadex), warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
Sitagliptin (Januvia) interacts with JAMBOLAN
Jambolan seed extract might lower blood levels of the medication sitagliptin. Sitagliptin helps the body lower blood sugar to normal levels in patients with diabetes. Taking jambolan seed along with sitagliptin might cause changes in your blood sugar. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of sitagliptin might need to be changed.
Be watchful with this combination
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