Top 15 Health Benefits of Tamarind

Tamarind is a very well-known herb having many uses such as culinary, medicinal, ornamental uses and as an economic dye. Its botanical name is Tamarindus indica. Tamarinds are evergreen tropical trees native to Africa. They grow throughout tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, South Asia, South America and Caribbean islands. It is included in daily diet as it has many health benefits that are sure to keep you healthy or improve you overall health.

Health Benefits of Tamarind

    Here we discuss fifteen important benefits of tamarind:
  • Tamarind has multiple benefits as cathartic, febrifuge, antiseptic and refrigerant.
  • Tamarind contains many health benefiting essential volatile chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.
  • Tamarind can be used as a mild laxative. The pulp which comes from the pods of the tamarind tree is a gentle laxative that improves general sluggishness of the bowels. One to two tablespoons of the pulp in evening can improve bowel movements.
  • Tamarind is very useful to treat bilious disorders. Being acidic it excites the bile and other juices in the body.
  • Tamarind leaves are used in herbal tea for reducing malaria fever.
  • Tamarind lowers cholesterol level in the body and helps in promoting healthy heart.
  • Sore throat is treated when gargled with dilute tamarind pulp.
  • Decoction of tamarind leaves is useful in treating jaundice and ulcers.
  • Dilute tamarind decoction can help in destroying the stomach worms in children.
  • Tamarind is rich in many vital vitamins including thiamin, vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C that are essential for optimum health.
  • Tamarind heals the inflammation of the skin to great extent.
  • Tamarind seeds are used in preparations of eye drops that treat dry eye syndrome.
  • Being a good source of antioxidants, tamarind helps fight against cancer.
  • Juice extracted from tamarind flowers are used for treating piles
  • Tamarind is used as blood purifier.

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