Tamarind is popular fruit which is used in the Indian cuisine. It is the fruit of the Tamarindus indica. The rural population in India is using the roasted tamarind seeds in their diets as a popular snack. Tamarind seeds are mostly available during the dry season. They have minerals and vitamins, such as amino acids, calcium, potassium, Vitamin C, magnesium and phosphorus. These seeds are shiny black in color and they have many nutritional and health benefits. The tamarind seeds and fruits can be found within each pod. They have a tangy flavor and they are sticky. It is recommended for people who are taking aspirin medications or blood thinning medications to talk with their doctors before they consume tamarind seeds because they can affect this type of medication. There are some studies in which are said that taking antidepressants in a combination with tamarind is not a great idea because it can lead to serotonin toxicity. Here are some health benefits of tamarind seeds:
Tamarind seeds help skin health
Tamarind seeds are very beneficial for the skin care. They can boost the skin elasticity which will provide you smoothness and hydration. These seeds have hyaluronic acid which can help in skin moisturization and smoothes wrinkles and fine lines. Tamarind seeds are water soluble which is a reason why they are used for masks, moisturizers, facial toners, gels and serums. This is also acting as anti – aging formula.
You should extract the tamarind seed juice and add a few drops in your eyes to moisturize. You can heat this juice and applied to cure the conjunctivitis. These seeds have polysaccharides which have adhesive properties to stick to the eye surface.
You can apply a thick paste of tamarind seeds on your broken bones to cure fractures.
Tamarind seeds have potassium which are very effective natural treatment for hypertensive and heart patients.
Tamarind seeds help diabetes
Tamarind seeds can help to lower the blood sugar levels. This can protect the pancreas which will increase the size of insulin – producing cells.
Cough, tonsils and throat infections
It is known fact that the tamarind seeds are very effective as a mouth wash. You should gargle with this home remedy to get a relief from the sore throat. Also you can mix it with some ginger and cinnamon to treat the cough, cold, pharyngitis and tonsils.
Tamarind seeds have antibacterial properties which can protect you from pneumonia – causing bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and Typhus. This will protect you from the bacterium which is causing skin infections, as well as urinary tract infections and intestinal infections.
Tamarind seeds treat cancer
You can use the tamarind seed juice to treat and protect yourself from colon cancer.
Tamarind seeds good for low immunity
Tamarind seeds have immunity boosting properties which can protect you from many diseases and disorders.
These seeds can help to cure the indigestion and they can increase the bile production. Tamarind seeds are rich in dietary fiber which can help to lower the cholesterol. This will give you a relief from the digestion and also it is a great natural appetizer. Also it can help to relieve the constipation and it is useful home remedy for stomatitis.
You can rub tamarind seed powder on your gums and teeth if you have weak teeth. This is very beneficial for heavy smokers who have nicotine deposits or tartar and plaque which is caused by lack of dental and oral hygiene and the consumption of soft drinks. Also the tamarind seed powder can remove the stain that is caused by smoking, soda, coffee and tea. These seeds can cure all teeth related problems and they clean the nicotine stuck to your teeth. You should consume tamarind seeds (you can use fried or roasted tamarind seeds) and you should mash them till they are smooth and brush your teeth with a toothbrush.
Tamarind seeds have anti – inflammatory properties which can ease the joint pain, especially in people who suffer from arthritis. You can consume one half teaspoon of roasted tamarind seed powder 2 times per day with water to boost the joint lubrication which will soothe the pain.