Health Benefits Of Tamarind
Tamarind is very popular worldwide due to its delicious and sweet taste but aside from that, it contains numerous health benefits to the body.
Tamarind or Tamarindus were usually cultivated worldwide in sub-tropical zones and tropical climates countries including the Philippines. Its tree produces a pod-like fruit, which is described as a long fruit with brown shells.
Its fruit was naturally sour when raw but a little bit sound and sweet when ripe. It is mostly used for culinary purposes as flavoring because of its sour taste. It is usually added into dishes such as “Sinigang” and other stew dishes.
It is also used to make candies and desserts by simply removing the seeds from the flesh of its fruit. Aside from cooking purposes, tamarind is also used for medicinal purposes because of its beneficial effects on the health.
It contains anti-inflammatory properties, which relieves pain and inflammation on the affected parts of the body. It is also rich in vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, promotes good skin, and protect the body from diseases.
It has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitic that helps to protect children from worms and parasites. It has vitamins A, C, D, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. It also contains minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
It is also rich in antioxidants, which fights bacteria and protects the body from harmful elements that can cause harm to the health. It can also aid digestion, reduce fever, regulates sugar level, reduces blood pressure, and improves eye health.
This fruit improves our cardio vascular health, prevents strokes, heart attack, cancer, and coronary diseases. It can also treat and prevent several types of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cancer, acne, pimples, wrinkles, hair loss, and other diseases.
These are only some of the health benefits that tamarind can give to the human body.