Tamarind (tamarind) - extremely useful exotic fruit of the legume family, native to East Africa and the dry deciduous forests of Madagascar. The fruits of tamarind hidden in long brown pods and resemble in their form beans. The unripe fruit has a sharp pungent taste.
What is the benefit from this unique tropical fruit, and what interest it is for medicine, read on.
for official confirmation of the use of the tamarind it was carried out a lot of clinical trials and medical research. It is proved that the extract of tamarind relieves fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dysentery, gonorrhea, parasitic infections, constipation, inflammation and eye diseases. In addition, tamarind has a pronounced anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, effective against diseases such as malaria, asthma, diabetes.
Total 100 grams tamarind contain the following percentage of the recommended daily dose of these substances: thiamine - 36%; Iron - 35%; magnesium - 23%; phosphorus - 16%. Tamarind is traditionally used to improve the processes of digestion, relieve stomach discomfort, as a mild laxative.
High levels of tartaric acid not only gives the fruit a spicy pungent taste, but also acts as an antioxidant in the body: removes harmful radicals contributes to the preservation of youth and beauty.
Geraniol, which is contained in tamarind in large numbers, requires more careful study by scientists. It is assumed that the substance capable of treating pancreatic cancer.
The people tamarind used for preparing natural remedies for rheumatism, sunstroke, fever, inflammation and pain in the throat. The leaves and flowers are dried tamarind or boiled to create a poultice from sprains, conjunctivitis, boils and hemorrhoids.
Furthermore, a high content of tamarind pectin, mucilages, hemicellulose, tannin and non-starch polysaccharides such as cellulose.
Total 100 grams of pulp of tamarind in the day can saturate your body 13% of the nutrients that are necessary for normal functioning of all organs and systems.
The pulp of tamarind displays the body of cholesterol, is an excellent prevention of cardiovascular diseases, relieves insomnia and stress.
Unique fruits contain many essential minerals (selenium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, and copper), vitamins (A, C, PP, B), and folic acid.
If you still have not managed to try a useful fruit with an exotic name - it's time to fix it. You will not only be able to diversify the diet, but also to enhance health. Tell your friends about the medicinal properties of tamarind, take care of those you care about!
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