Tamarind (Imli) is a hardwood tree which is a widely used spice-condiment in most south Asian cuisines including Indian and Thai cooking. It’s native to Africa but also grows in India, Pakistan and many other tropical regions.
The tree produces bean-like pods filled with seeds surrounded by a fibrous pulp. The pod, which is soft, sticky and sour, is the part that is used in cooking.
Health Benefits of Tamarind
HELP WITH LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL
Tamarind contains a good amount of fiber which helps to reduce cholesterol by removing LDL cholesterol from arteries.
HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE
Tamarind contains hydroxycitric acid which has been found to inhibit an enzyme found in the body that is known to store fat.
Tamarind has been known throughout history as a natural laxative and recent studies have proven this to be true.
Tamarind contains very high quantities of Thiamine which is responsible for improving nerve function.
MAYBE HELPFUL FOR DIABETICS
Tamarind has been found to stop an enzyme that is known to stop carbohydrates from being absorbed.
8 Benefits of Tamarind For Skin & Hair
1. Lightens Your Skin
2. Natural Skin Exfoliating Agent
3. Innate Skin Bleaching Properties
4. Natural Remedy For Cellulite
5. Natural Skin Hydrating And Toning 6. Natural Anti-aging Agent Properties
7. Removes Dark Circles Around The Neck
8. For Blemish Free Skin
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