Tamarind: This Sour And Sweet Fruit Has All The Benefits You Need
- Pragya Jha
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Tamarind was used as a medicine in ancient cultures, from India to Africa. Its tart taste works best in Indian dishes like stew, fish and meat.
Tamarind or imli not only adds an explosion of flavor to food but also brings many health benefits.
Good for cardiovascular health
This fruit is very rich in flavonoids and polyphenols and is excellent for controlling the levels of HDL and LDL ("good" and "bad" cholesterol) and triglycerides in the blood. Its seeds have also been shown to have a significant modular effect on the immune system, helping to control cholesterol.
Works in diarrhoea
Tamarind has the ability to relax the abdominal muscles. It is the reason why tamarind is also used as a remedy for diarrhoea. This fruit is also used to relieve constipation, the leaves treat diarrhoea and the root and bark can be ingested to relieve stomach pain.
Good against inflammation
Again not only the fruits but also the tamarind leaves are an excellent alternative against inflammatory processes. Perhaps the effect is not the most remarkable or the most important of the benefits of tamarind. However, it is helpful if you include sugar-free tamarind juice or tea into your daily routine.
Tamarind contains one of the most important compounds known as hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is associated with weight loss because it inhibits an enzyme in the body that particularly helps store fat. A lot of fiber will help you stay full longer and prevent you from eating unhealthy or high-calorie foods.
Is tamarind safe to consume during pregnancy?
Yes, tamarind has been used by pregnant women for generations to help combat nausea, morning sickness, and overeating. To reduce or prevent nausea, pregnant women can eat the pulp of this fruit.
Consuming tamarind has many benefits for your well-being. To combat most of the health problems and chronic inflammation, eat/use tamarind.