Health Benefits Of Using Tamarind (Imli)

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Health Benefits Of Using Tamarind (Imli)

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Tamarind is a large, handsome,symmetrical spreading tree. Tamarind was an important item of diet of sailors in olden days as its acid and sugar content helped them to offset their starchy diet. An analysis of tamarind pulp shows it to consist of moisture 20.9 percent, protein 3.1 percent, fat 0.1 percent, minerals 2.9 percent, fibre 5.6 percent and carbohydrates 67.4 percent. Its mineral and vitamin contents are calcium, phosphorus, iron,carotene, riboflavin,niacin and vitamin C. Its calorific value is 283.
The pulp contains tartaric and other acids, sugars like invert- a broken-up starch and pectin. The pectin present in the pulp is of good quality. Here are some amazing health benefits of tamarind.
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1 :- Healing Power and Curative Properties Of Tamarind :- The whole plant has medicinal virtues. Its leaves are cooling and antibilious, while the bark is an astringent, a tonic and reduces fever. The fruit pulp is digestive, antiflatulent, cooling, laxative and antiseptic. Its seeds are also astringent.
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2 :- Digestive Disorders :- Pulp of the ripe fruit is beneficial in the treatment of bilious vomiting, flatulence, and indigestion. It is also useful in constipation. An infusion of the pulp prepared by softening it in water, is particularly useful for loss of appetite and lack of inclination for food intake. For better results, black pepper, cloves, cardamoms, and camphor may be added to taste, to this infusion after straining. The ash obtained by heating the bark with salt in an earthen vessel can also be given in 6-12 centigram doses for colic and indigestion with beneficial results.
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3 :- Scurvy :- Tamarind pulp, being rich in vitamin C, is valuable in preventing and curing scurvy. It is significant that tamarind does not lose its antiscorbutic property on drying as in case of other fruits and vegetables.
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4 :- Common Cold :- Tamarind-pepper soup is considered an effective home remedy for colds in south India. It is prepared by boiling a very dilute tamarind water in a teaspoon of hot ghee and half teaspoon of black peper powder for a few minutes. This steaming hot soup has a flushing effect. As one takes it, the nose and eyes water and the nasal blockage is cleared.
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5 :- Fevers :- The pulp of tamarind fruit is useful in treating fevers. It is generally taken in 15 grams doses. A SHARBAT made by boiling 30 grams of tamarind pulp in half a liter of water with the addition of a few dates, cloves, sugar and cardamoms and a little camphor is effective in fevers.
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6 :- Dysentry :- The tamarind sharbat drink, as suggested for fevers, is also very helpful in treating dysentry. Pulverised seeds taken in doses of 6.25 decigrams, with an equal quantity of cumin and sugar, twice and thrice a day, are also useful.
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7 :- Inflammation of Joints :- Crushed with water and made into a poultice in a clean cotton cloth, the leaves are applied on inflamed joints and ankles. It reduces swelling and pain verry effectively.
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    I am very pleasure for your information about fruit, vegetables etc.


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