Health benefits of Tamarind (Imli)


Yeah! You heard it right. You must have remembered┬áthe time when you used to pluck the tamarind and eat it with salt while blinking your eyes. Other than that, it is also a part of everyone’s kitchen. It adds flavors to the food. Tamarind is used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. It is available in many forms like candy, syrup, raw pods, pressed blocks, etc. You all must be aware of the culinary uses of tamarind. Now let’s just check some of the health benefits of tamarind. Tamarind contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals and therefore is beneficial for health.

Improve blood circulation

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Tamarind is a very rich source of iron. Deficiency of iron causes anemia and consumption of tamarind reduce the chances of this disease. So, the human body will not experience fatigue, headache, stomach issues and various other issues which take place because of anemia. Iron and Vitamin B1 which is present in tamarind help human body in the generation of red blood cells. Also, it helps in proper oxygenation of different organs and cells.

Protect heart

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Increased cholesterol level and high blood pressure are two things that are responsible for heart problems in the human body. Tamarind contains fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C which help in controlling the cholesterol levels. The amount of potassium present in tamarind helps in controlling the blood pressure. It is known as Vasodilator as it helps in regulation of heartbeat by cutting the stress of cardiovascular system.

Promotes Digestion

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Tamarind is a natural laxative because of the presence of fiber. The fiber will accelerate the gastric juices which in return help in increasing the digestion speed. Also, bile helps in dissolving food faster. It also helps in improving the bowel movement and hence acts as a remedy for the people who are suffering from chronic constipation.

Weight loss

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Tamarind contains a compound Hydroxycitric Acid(HCA) that helps in losing the weight. It increases the secretion of Serotonin which will minimize the appetite of a human being.

Helps in controlling Diabetes

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If a person consumes carbohydrates in a large amount, the formation of simple sugar or fat will increase which in return increase the insulin level. Tamarind will help in reducing the effects of carbohydrates. It is responsible for managing and controlling blood sugar fluctuation in the human body.

Improve Nerve Function

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Tamarind is very rich in Vitamin B complex known by the name of thiamine. This complex works as a natural ingredient for proper cognitive functions. It improves the nerve functions and develops muscles which will keep you healthy and will also control your reflexes.

Cure Inflammation

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Tamarind is one of the best medicines to be taken if you are suffering from inflammation. Inflammation will affect your organs and will cause pain in your body. Tamarind will help by reducing the joint pains, helps in arthritis, is useful in rheumatic conditions. It will break the chemicals which are causing inflammation and also block the formation of enzymes responsible for breaking down cartilage and bones.

Beauty benefits of Tamarind

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Tamarind will help you in getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines. It also provides smoothness and hydration to the skin. Tamarind is used in skin lightening and anti-aging cream. Other than this, tamarind helps in strengthening hairs and protect hair from dandruff, hair fall, etc.

You should add a proper amount of tamarind in your daily life in order to get benefits. There are many benefits you can get from tamarind. So, include it in your daily life and stay healthy.

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