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Health Benefits of Tamarind

Updated: Jul 26, 2019

Tamarind fruits originate from Asia and Africa and its cultivation has been spread to even warmer regions of Mexico, Sri Lanka, and India. These fruits, beside their unique flavour, provide innumerate health benefits. Take a look at the following reasons why you should start consuming them more frequently:

Inflammation within the connective tissues and joints – As we grow old, pain and inflammation appears inside the connective tissues. Due to the potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of these fruits which soothe the pain, tamarind fruits protect the connective tissues and prevent infections. Moreover, they are rich in essential nutrients which boost the immunity and detoxify the body.

Improves eyesight – Thanks to the high content of vitamin A, tamarind fruits improve the eyesight and at the same time, reduce the risk of mascular degeneration.

Treats hair loss – These fruits are ones of the most powerful natural anti-hair loss treatments. Just boil them in some water until they soften. Then, strain them and rub the mixture on the scalp for several minutes. Then, let it act for 60 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Treats diabetes – They regulate the sugar levels in the blood and treats diabetes effectively.

Supports heart health – Being rich in essential vitamins and minerals, these fruits support the heart health. In addition, their high content of fiber controls the cholesterol levels and prevents heart disease.

Additional benefits of the tamarinds consumption:

  • Prevent cancer

  • Regulate cholesterol levels

  • Contain antiseptic properties

  • Moisturise the skin

  • Eliminate the dark rings on the neck

  • Stimulate weight loss

  • Soothe mouth ulcers

  • Promote blood circulation

  • Soothe pain

  • Reduce fever

  • Improve digestion

  • Prevent digestive issues

  • Treat malaria

  • Treat Bilious Disorders

  • Cleanse blood

  • Treat Jaundice

  • Improve the respiratory system

  • Treat piles

  • Improve the nerve function

  • Exfoliate the skin

  • Treat cellulite

  • Treat acne

  • Eliminate pigmentation


The article’s aim is not to render medical advice nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, or injury. Its sole purpose is to give information on trending topics. Hence, it is imperative that you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician, before beginning any nutrition, or suggested workout program, on your own.

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