Duhat (Java Plum) – Scientific name: Syszygium jambolanum


English: Black plum, java plum
Tagalog: Duhat

A duhat tree is about 8 to 14 meters high with white branchlets and reddish young shoots. Leaves are broad-tipped, opposite, shiny and leathery, ellipitic, 6 to 15 cm long. Flowers, small, pinkish, in clusters, petal arranged to form a cup. Fruit is oval, 1 to 2 cm long, dark purple to black, fleshy and one-seeded, with a sweet-astringent taste.

Duhat is a fruit tree found mostly wild throughout the Philippines. Duhat seeds are known for the treatment of diabetes, as are the leaves and the juice from the fruit. The bark is astringent and in decoction is used as a mouthwash and as a gargle for ulcerations of the mouth.

Medicinal Properties:

  • Diarrhea: Liberal amounts of the fleshy portion of the fruit.
  • Gum gingivitis: Use a 1% decoction of the bark as a gargle or mouthwash.
  • Wounds: Use the bark decoction as an astringent wash.
  • In India, seeds used for diabetes.
  • Bark used for sore throats, indigestion, appetite loss, leucorrhea, bronchitis, asthma, ulcers and dysentery.

10 thoughts on “Duhat (Java Plum) – Scientific name: Syszygium jambolanum

  1. Vivian

    Where can I buy dried duhat fruit or duhat fruit in powder form? I’m very interested to buy ‘cos I’d like to share them with my family who are identified as type 2 diabetics.

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  3. Baby

    i am able to buy duhat juice…just visit at quezon city cirle evey sunday there is a store in tiangge look for it..they sell different local juice products

  4. Baby

    try to visit at Quezon City Circle you can see there a duhat juice product for sale at tiangge every sunday

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