Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Wonderful Health Benefits of Tamarind

Tamarind is the most popular sour spice in Indian cuisines. It has several uses in different recipes and is used in sweet drinks, snacks, sauces, pickles and foods.
It has antiseptic and cool properties and reduces the fever too.
The shucks, fruit flesh and pips of Tamarind
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It contains C, E and B vitamin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, manganese and fiber. It is also full of antioxidants and all these things work as a health package.

Tamarind has several health benefits.

1. Put a little cinnamon, green cardamom, brown sugar of jaggery or gur and tamarind in a saucer of water and take it 2-3 times a day for the loss of appetite.

2. It helps in digestion due to the presence of fiber in it.

3. Tamarind gives relief in constipation and diarrhea. For the purpose take the powder of the seeds of tamarind with water.

4. It helps in weight loss due to the presence of hydroxy citric acid, which increases the formation of fat reducing enzymes in the body.

5. It increases the blood circulation in the body and removes the iron deficiency. It increases the formation of red blood corpuscles, improves memory, gives energy in weakness and strengthens the disease fighting immune system of the body.

6. In case of piles, take equal amounts of mustard oil and butter oil and fry the leaves of tamarind in it. Add the dry seeds of pomegranate, dry ginger, dry seeds of coriander and cook it for some time. Add curd to it and take it 2-3 times a day.

7. Eat tamarind with Dalia or ground wheat to get relief if the blood comes in piles.

8. Tamarind is full of vitamin B which helps in the development of muscles. The thymine present in it helps in proper functions of veins and arteries and builds the muscles.

9. To get relief in swelling of any type, take a cup of wheat flour, tamarind leaves, tamarind juice, a pinch of salt and boil the contents for some time. Apply the paste on affected area a let it remain there for some time.

10. The paste of the bark of tamarind helps to cure black spots or on face.

11. The tamarind juice in oil is mixed and put into the ear to get relief in ear sores.

12. In case of sunstroke and headache caused in sunlight, the juice of tamarind gives instant relief.

13. The ripe tamarind helps in indigestion and improves the taste of the mouth.

14. It removes the worms and tapeworms from the intestine.

15. It acts as a heart tonic.

16. The powder of the seeds of tamarind is applied on Scorpion bites.

 17. Keep the seeds of tamarind soaked in water overnight and eat them after taking off the peels to get relief from back ache.

18. Tamarind removes the uric acid from the body and gives relief in gout and rheumatism.

19. Apply the paste of tamarind on dark circles around the eyes.

20. It is also used as a face mask when used with milk for skin lightening. Wash and clean the tamarind and remove all the seeds. Soak it in warm water and use it for skin tightening.

21. When taken with sugar it gives relief in heart inflammation.

22. The intake of the juice of tamarind helps in nausea and vomiting.

23. In case of injury or sprain, boil the leaves of tamarind in water and and give its bath to the effected part.

24. The application of the paste of tamarind removes the dead skin cells from the face. 
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