Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree (family Fabaceae) bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species.
1-Boost immunity. Antioxidants make tamarind a way to boost immunity, which helps to stave off fungal and microbial infections. It also reduces the occurrence of parasites in the body due to its antiseptic and antimicrobial effects.
2-Anti inflammatory. Lupeol, found in tamarind leaves, possesses anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. The essential oil of tamarind has been linked to a number of anti-inflammatory capabilities, including the reduction of joint pain and inflammation, gout, rheumatic conditions, and arthritis.
3-Manage diabetes. Tamarind can hinder the enzyme alpha-amylase, which mainly stops carbohydrates from being absorbed in the body which is helpful for people suffering from diabetes. Also the magnesium content in tamarind can help in diabetes.
4-Weight loss. Tamarind contains a compound called trypsin inhibitors which is a protein known to suppress appetite.
5-Improves digestion. Tamarind’s dietary fiber can increase the efficiency of the digestive system. This fruit can provide relief from chronic constipation and chronic diarrhea.
6-Can help exfoliate and lighten skin. Tamarind pulp is said to possess skin lightening properties. The pulp can be used as a natural skin scrub that promotes smoother and lighter skin due to the presence of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).
7-Heart health. The fiber content in this fruit is thought to help in scraping excess LDL (bad) cholesterol from the arteries and veins.
Side effects of over eating tamarind.
1-Interaction with medicines. Tamarind has blood-thinning properties and it may interact with medicines like aspirin.