We all know that the tangy tamarind is packed with health benefits. But did you know even its seed is rich in proteins, amino acids, essential fatty acids and minerals? Not just this, tamarind seeds act as home remedy for indigestion, throat infections, arthritis and cancer too. Here are some common health benefits and ways to use tamarind seeds for better health.

Health Benefits 

Sore throat: Tamarind seed juice can be used as a natural mouth wash as it is rich in anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds, which helps in fighting sore throat, cold and cough. Add a pinch of tamarind seed powder in a glass of warm water and gargle with it.

Indigestion: You can even treat indigestion naturally with tamarind seed juice. It not only aids in digestion but also increase the production of bile acids due to its high level of dietary fibre. The red outer coat of tamarind contains xyloglucan, which acts as a substitute for fruit pectin, thereby treating diarrhoea.

Immunity: Packed with immune boosting properties, tamarind seed aids in the production of haemoglobin, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. It also showed an increase in the level of immune cells, CD4+ and CD8+ cells, which offer protection against wide range of infections and diseases.

Arthritis: Did you know tamarind seeds can ease joint pain and provide relief from symptoms of arthritis! To reap its benefits, add ½ a teaspoon of roasted tamarind seed powder to a glass of water and drink this solution twice a day. This improves joint lubrication and also eases joint pain.

Diabetes: Tamarind seeds can also lower blood glucose level by lowering the pressure on the pancreas. Moreover, it also aids in weight loss and reduces adipose fat along with improving insulin resistance in people with diabetes.

Heart disease: As tamarind seeds are rich in unsaturated fats and potassium, which plays a key role in keeping your cholesterol in control. It is also loaded with linolenic acid, essential fatty acid that prevents cardiovascular disorders such as atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, along with preventing high blood pressure.

Cancer: The anticancer property of tamarind seeds is not widely known. The seed extract of tamarind not only treats but also protects from colon cancer. It also delays renal cell carcinoma and also decreases oxidative stress, which can increase free radical production and put you at risk of cancer.


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