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Ham (Syzygium cumini), bark powder, 45g

Ham (Syzygium cumini), bark powder, 45g

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The ham (or jamelonier) - Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels - is a tropical tree of the myrtaceae family. Originally from Indo-Malaysia, it is best known in Reunion Island for its small fruits with an acidic and astringent taste. The bark of the ham is particularly recognized for its qualities as an effective antidiabetic as well as for treating mild inflammations of the skin. Ham rind has been included in the German Pharmacopoeia since 1987.

Our ham bark comes from pruning wood. It is harvested and prepared in Reunion.

Properties :


Ham rind is traditionally used to regulate blood sugar levels.

Anti diarrheal:
The tannins contained in the ham peel help treat diarrhea.

Astringent :
Ham peel has vasoconstrictor activity on skin tissue.

Against sore throats :
As a herbal tea, ham bark relieves irritation and sore throats.

Examples of use:

Internal use:
The powder should be consumed directly in the context of diabetes: 3 to 6 g per day (3 doses of 1 or 2 g, to be dispersed for example in a glass of water) before meals.
In the case of diarrhea or sore throats, infusions can be prepared with equivalent quantities (1 to 2 grams per cup, 3 times a day).

Skin use:
To treat minor skin lesions, poultices can be made from the powder.

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