The tamarind plant belongs to the Leguminosae family, its fruits are pods that contain the seeds. Tamarind is a source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium, as well as vitamins A, B, C, E, K, and antioxidants such as beta-carotene and tartaric acid, which also gives the sour taste. This fruit has digestive properties, promotes gastric and intestinal functions and has also laxative effects. Moreover, the tamarind has also a protective and cleansing effect on the liver, it is antioxidant against free radicals and a tonic with mineralizing and refreshing effects very useful in cases of intense sweating as it helps to provide lost nutrients. Tamarind would be also effective against arthritis, as shown by a study performed by Indian and Canadian researchers and published on the journal Scientific Reports. Where to find the tamarind? The easiest and fastest way to take tamarind, which is an ingredient of Worcester sauce, is in the form of syrup, in this case dilute it in water and drink it on an empty stomach in the morning to ensure maximum effectiveness. Be careful if you are taking any other medicines, even aspirin, because the tamarind can interact with these. Ask your doctor for advice.
Antioxidants properties, digestive, laxative, useful in case of constipation and digestive problems, tonic for the body with mineralizing effects, studies bring to light its protective role against arthritis.