Syzygium jambolanum antifungal ability by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
April 27 2016

Syzygium jambolanum, has been traditionally used for blood sugar control. Syzygium jambolanum is the botanical name and this herb is also known as Jambul, Jambolan, and Jambu. Other names include Java plum, Malabar plum, black plum, purple plum, and, in Jamaica, damson plum.

Antibacterial and antifungal activity of Syzygium jambolanum seeds.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2004. Chandrasekaran M, Venkatesalu V. Department of Botany, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India.
The water and methanolic extracts of Syzygium jambolanum seeds were examined for antibacterial and antifungal activity in vitro using the disc diffusion method, minimum inhibitory concentration, minimum bactericidal concentration and minimum fungicidal concentration. Activity against gram positive bacteria (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus), gram negative bacteria (Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli) and fungal strains (Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus niger, Rhizopus sp., Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum gypseum) is discussed.

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2012. Ameliorative effects of Syzygium jambolanum extract and its poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid nano-encapsulated form on arsenic-induced hyperglycemic stress: a multi-parametric evaluation.

Syzygium aromaticum
Andrologia. 2016. Biphasic effect of Syzygium aromaticum flower bud on reproductive physiology of male mice. The flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum (clove) have been used for the treatment of male sexual disorders in indigenous medicines of Indian subcontinent. Therefore to evaluate the efficacy of Syzygium aromaticum on the male reproductive health, chronic oral exposure of aqueous extract of flower buds of Syzygium in three doses (15 mg, 30 mg and 60 mg kg-1 BW) were studied for a single spermatogenic cycle (35 days) in Parkes strain mice. Lower dose (15 mg) of Syzygium aromaticum flower buds increased serum testosterone level and testicular hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) activities and improved sperm motility, sperm morphology, secretory activity of epididymis and seminal vesicle, and number of litters per female. On the other hand, higher doses (30 and 60 mg) of the treatment adversely affected above parameters. Further, higher doses of the extract also had adverse effects on daily sperm production, 1C cell population and on histology of testis. In conclusion, Syzygium aromaticum flower buds extract exhibits biphasic effect on reproductive physiology of male mice. Lower dose of Syzygium aromaticum flower bud extract is androgenic in nature and may have a viable future as an indigenous sexual rejuvenator, while higher doses adversely affected functional physiology of reproductive organs.

Syzygium fruticosum
BMC Complement Altern Med. 2013. Evaluation of antioxidant and anticancer properties of the seed extracts of Syzygium fruticosum growing in Rajshahi, Bangladesh.