The nutritional value of Tamarind
Like all exotic fruits, tamarind contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other beneficial phytochemical compounds. In the tamarind pulp, there are valuable vitamins C and B as well as phosphorus and magnesium, which are good for the heart. There is thiamin which is useful for the digestive tract and musculoskeletal system.
Tamarind fruits and leaves have been widely used in traditional South Asian medicine. They are used for several conditions such as sore throat, fever, sunburn, and stomach disorders. The seeds are used for the treatment of diabetes and stomach infections. The pulp of fresh lobes is applied externally to painful joints. The leaves of the tree are boiled and applied to swollen joints and sprains and used to treat sore throat. They are still given to people who have drunk too much alcohol to recover. Tamarind lobes contain ingredients that have been found in recent studies to help the immune system resist infections. It is given as a mild sedative to combat anxiety and nervousness and is considered to contribute to the relief of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, muscle aches, and contractions.