Jambolan bark (Syzygii cumini cortex)

Published April 23, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Syzygii cumini cortex, jambolan bark.

Composition of Drug

Jambolan bark consists of the dried bark from the trunk of Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels (synonym S. jambolana (Lam.) de Candolle) [Fam. Myrtaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The bark contains tannins.



Nonspecific acute diarrhea, topical therapy for mild inflammation of the oral-pharyngeal mucosa. External: Mild, superficial inflammation of the skin. Contraindications None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage: 3 - 6 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Comminuted herb for decoctions and other galenical preparations for internal use and local application.

Duration of Administration

If diarrhea persists for more than 3 - 4 days, consult a physician.