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Tamarind Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Tamarindus Indica
Hindi Name
Imli, Amlika
Chinese Name
Luo Huang Zi

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Tamarind Cures


Action of Tamarind

Nutrients in Tamarind

Highly Effective

Taste of

Parts Used

Roots, Seeds, Leaves, Fruits, Bark, Flower
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Tamarind is a tree.
It is perennial.
It belongs to the Legume family.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 18 M.
Best used for Constipation and Sore Throat.


Common Names

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Materia Medica for Tamarind

Single Herb

Tamarind ( Imli )for Bloody Piles

Have juice of Tamarind leaves .

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Headache

Dip Tamarind in water. Add Sugar to taste. Take 2-3 times a day.

Tamarind (Imli) for Jaundice

Soak Tamarind in water. Crush them. Have it.

Tamarind as ( Imli ) Immunity Booster

Soak Tamarind over night. Remove seeds and pulp. Add Jaggery. (Tamarind and Jaggery in equal quantity). Have it.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Leucorrhoea

Take powder of Tamarind seeds with sugar-candy.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Vomiting

Tamarind ( Imli in India ) has Antibilious property which helps to restrict excessive bile secretion. It calms and soothes the digestive tract.
Burn Tamarind bark to make ash. Add One tablespoon in one glass of water. Have it.
In case of Bilious Vomiting
Take 10 grams of Tamarind ( Imli in India ) pulp. Add 4 cups of hot water over it. Let it steep for one hour. Strain and drink the infusion two times a day.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Anorexia

Tamarind ( Imli in India ) has Carminative and Laxative properties. These properties soothe the digestive tract and increase the appetite.
Take half cup of Tamarind ( Imli in India ) pulp in a bowl. Add one cup water to soften it. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Add Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ) for taste. Strain it well. Drink 1/3 cup of it daily until the appetite improves.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Heart Diseases

Take ripe Tamarind with sugar candy.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Alcoholism

Prepare a soup of Tamarind. Add a pinch of salt. Take it.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Swelling

Apply the paste of the leaves of Tamarind over the Swelled area to get relief.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Diarrhea

Mash the leaves of Tamarind in rice water. Give 1/4 cup to the patient daily once a day.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Heat Stroke

Boil 250 gm of Tamarind in water for 10 min. Take out the seeds, mash the pulp and make a mixture. Strain. Add some Cold Water, Black Pepper, Jaggery, Rock salt, Cumin powder and Dried Coriander powder. Have 1 cup once in a day.
OR :
Grind Tamarind ( Imli ) Seeds with water. Filter. Add sugar for taste. Drink it once or twice a day.

Tamarind ( Imli ) for Stomach Ache

Grind the tender leaves of Tamarind to make paste. Put little enough water to make thin paste. Add rock salt. Have small bowl two times a day to get relief from Stomachache.

Tamarind for Heat Exhaustion

Soak half cup of Tamarind pulp in one cup of hot water for 20 minutes. Strain it and add sugar to taste. Have it daily.

Tamarind for Pineal Gland Disorder

Steep 1 teaspoon of Tamarind pulp in one cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Add Sugar to taste. Strain and drink it.

Tamarind for Liver Problems

Tamarind is a rich source of minerals and vitamins. It enhances the metabolic activities and aids digestion. It acts as a Liver cleanser and treats fatty liver.
Have Tamarind tea every day or add it in your daily diet. Take it for 1 week.

Tamarind for Premature Ejaculation

Take 250 gm of Tamarind seeds. Roast them and remove the black skin. Now grind the seeds with some sugar candy. have half a tablespoon of this with a glass of warm milk. Take it for 40 days.
OR : Soak 250 gm of Tamarind seeds in water for 5 days. Remove the skin and let the seeds dry. Grind the seeds by adding sugar candy. Have half a table spoon with a glass of warm Milk.
This remedy improve the sex health of a man and also good for premature ejaculation.
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Herbal Treatment For Muscle Sprains 1

Make a paste of Sunhemp, Jequirity and Tamarind.
Add some Salt and warm it.
Plaster on the affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 1

Grind 3 leaf buds of Acacia Concinna with 1/4 tsp Tamarind paste, 2 tsp Mint leaves and 2 tsp of Coriander leaves. Add Asafoetida, Black Pepper and Salt to taste. Mix it in cooked Rice and eat.

Herbal Treatment For Constipation 14

Take one teaspoon of Senna and one tablespoon of Tamarind pulp. Soak overnight. Strain. Add one tablespoon gulkand {made from rose petals and adding sugar
by putting it in a tight lid container for 3-4 days}. Have it in the morning.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 12

Dip Tamarind and Areca nut in two cups of water. After getting soluble crush them. Strain. Add Black Salt, Cumin seed and Sugar. Fry in Ghee and Asafetida.
Have it.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 14

Make a soup of Tamarind by adding Asafetida, Sugar, Rock Salt. Take 1/4th cup two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Measles 2

Prepare a mixture of 1 tsp Turmeric with 2 tsp Tamarind pulp. Take 1 tsp of the mixture once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Whitlow 2

Roast 4-5 Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ) without seeds. Grind them with Tamarind pulp to make paste. Apply it over infected Skin.

Herbal Treatment For Digestive Disorders 6

Take some fresh Curry Leaves ( Karipatta ) with one dried Cayenne ( Lal Mirch ). Add a pinch of Tamarind ( Imli ) and some Salt. Put some water and grind all the ingredients together. Take this paste mixed with hot Rice and say goodbye to digestive problems.

Herbal Treatment For Menstrual Disorders 9

Horse Gram soup
Horse Gram : 2 cups
Tamarind paste : 3 teaspoon
Black Pepper: 1 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds : 1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds : 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves : 2-3
Coriander leaves
Salt : to taste
Oil : 2 tablespoon
-Soak the Horse Gram seeds over night. The next morning , strain the water ( keep it aside for later use ) and pressure cook Horse Gram seeds till they get soft. Mash half of the cooked Horse Gram.
-Roast Mustard, Cumin and Black Pepper seeds and grind them to make a fine powder.
-Heat the oil in a pan and add Curry leaves, Tamarind paste, strained Horse Gram water, roasted powder, mashed Horse Gram and Salt. Cook for 5 minutes.
-Make sure the gravy is not too thick. You can also add water if needed.
-Add the remaining Horse Gram to the mixture and cook for 3 minutes.
-Add finely chopped coriander leaves.
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Bhaskar ( Assam )
01 Apr 2018
what will happen is someone is having excessive amount of tamarind regular?
03 Apr 2018
Tamarind taken regularly can cause digestion problems. You must not consume it regularly. Excess of everything is bad. It may also result in diseases like IBS, Heart Burn
Tamara NKhana ( Malawi/Lilongwe )
24 Apr 2018
Am a patient that has been having obstructive jaundice due to blockage of the bile duct by a gall stone.was scheduled for an operation last week but they haven't been any progress .I read about tamarind , dandelion and echinesea somewhere that they actually help with this problem.please help me .
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