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Overview

Benefits of Tamarind And Its Side Effects

The sweet and tangy tamarind has a huge variety of health benefits. It is used for treating various medical issues such as peptic ulcers, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Tamarind provided immediate relief from digestive disorders such as diarrhea and constipation, and also helps keep your liver strong. Tamarind also has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, and is often used to treat diabetes as well.

Table of Content

Tamarind
Nutritional Value of Tamarind
Health Benefits of Tamarind
Improves digestion
Helps manage diabetes
Helps reduce weight
Strengthens the heart
Fights cancer
Helps heal wounds
Prevents formation of peptic ulcers
Clears up skin
Treats cough, cold and asthma
Protects the liver
Treats hair conditions
Uses of Tamarind
Side-Effects & Allergies of Tamarind
Cultivation of Tamarind

Tamarind

Scientifically as Tamarindus indica, tamarind is a leguminous hardwood tree that produces dark, bean-like pods as fruits. These pods are filled with seeds and are surrounded by a fibrous pulp. This pulp is edible in cuisines all around the world. The pulp can also be used in traditional medicine. When the tamarind fruit is young, this pulp is sour and green. As it ripens, the pulp takes on more of a paste-like appearance, and its taste changes to sweet-sour.

Nutritional Value of Tamarind

Tamarind is a very valuable commodity in the world, due of its many nutritional components that add to its healthy impact. Tamarind contains many essential chemical compounds, as well as vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. The pulp of the tamarind is rich in non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) or dietary fiber such as gums, hemicelluloses, mucilage, pectin, and tannins. Tamarind is also rich in tartaric acid, as well as many volatile phytochemicals such as imonene, geraniol, safrole, cinnamic acid, methyl salicylate, pyrazine, and alkyl­thiazoles. Each 100 grams of tamarind contain 36% of the thiamin, 35% of the iron, 23% of magnesium and 16% of the phosphorus recommended for a day's worth of nutrition. Other prominent nutrients include niacin, calcium, vitamin C, copper, and pyridoxine.

Health Benefits of Tamarind

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Tamarind

Improves digestion

Tamarind has been known to help solve abdominal issues such as diarrhea and constipation. Tamatid contains tartaric acid, potassium and malic acid, which makes it a great laxative that can be used by anyone suffering from constipation. Tamarind is also used to treat diarrhea, as it helps relax abdominal muscles. The root and bark of the tamarind tree are also used to help alleviate abdominal pain.

Helps manage diabetes

Tamarind is the answer to helping manage diabetes issues. Tamarind helps in managing and controlling diabetes, as the tamarind fruit contains an enzyme known as alpha-amylase, which slows down carbohydrate absorption, which otherwise can lead to the formation of simple sugars or fats and can increase the insulin levels. Tamarind also helps stabilize blood sugar levels, as well as reverses damage of the pancreatic tissue associated with diabetes.

Helps reduce weight

If you’re looking to shed a few kilos and don’t want to invest in anything, then tamarind is exactly what you’re looking for. Tamarind has no fat content, and is very rich in fiber. It is loaded with polyphenols and flavonoids, and also contains hydroxycitric acid, which reduces your appetite by inhibiting amylase, an enzyme responsible for converting carbohydrate into fat.

Strengthens the heart

Tamarind is one of the most heart-friendly fruits. Tamarind contains flavonoids, which helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and inversely raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Additionally, tamarind also has a high potassium content, which makes it very useful in combatting high blood pressure. Tamarind also helps prevents the buildup of triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood, thus keeping the heart healthy and strong.

Fights cancer

Tamarind is very rich in antioxidants. Studies have found that extracts from the tamarind seed can help reduce the severity of acute kidney failure and kidney cancer due to its antioxidant properties.

Helps heal wounds

Tamarind has wonderful antibacterial, antipyretic and antiseptic properties. This makes it extremely useful when used for the purpose of quick and efficient wound healing. Studies have found that tamarind seed extracts are capable of healing wounds completely in as less as 10 days.

Prevents formation of peptic ulcers

Peptic ulcers are painful sores that appear in the stomach and the small intestine. Tamarind seed extracts have a protective effect against ulcers, as tamarind is rich in polyphenolic compounds. These compounds also help in the prevention of ulcer formation.

Clears up skin

Vitamins C and A, as well as other antioxidants present in tamarind enable it to act as a natural cure for various inflammatory skin conditions, including pimples and acne. Tamarind has also been proven to help protect skin from UV ray damage caused by the sun. Tamarind also contains alpha hydroxy acid, which works as a great exfoliating agent to get rid of dead skin cells and clear clogged pores.

Treats cough, cold and asthma

Tamarind is very effective in treating coughs and colds. It has antihistamine properties, which help control not only cold and cough, but are also used to treat allergic asthma as well. Tamarind is also a good source of Vitamin C, which can boost the immune system to help prevent colds.

Protects the liver

Tamarind has been found to be very useful in helping to protect the liver. Livers damaged from drinking excessive alcohol can be treated using tamarind leaves. A daily diet that includes tamarind can not only help reverse the situation, but it also keeps a healthy liver functioning well.

Treats hair conditions

Tamarind, if used in a hair pack, can effectively check hairfall and promote growth of hair. Tamarind pulp has been used extensively to help reduce sebum production in the scalp, thus controlling dandruff and hair loss.

Uses of Tamarind

Tamarind has been used for a very long time both for culinary purposes as well as for medicinal reasons. In the kitchen, tamarind is used as spices and condiments that help add flavor to dishes. However, the uses of tamarind far exceed it being just a kitchen staple – it is used to treat a huge variety of medical conditions as well. Beginning from weight loss, to skin and hair rejuvenation to improved digestive health and even protection against diabetes and cancer, tamarind has a plethora of uses.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Tamarind

While tamarind has a lot of nutritional and health benefits, it comes with a few side effects too. Tamarind can raise the risks of bleeding and turn out to be extremely dangerous when taken with certain medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and anti-platelet drugs. Regular intake of tamarind in large quantities can also cause a significant fall in our serum glucose levels, resulting in hypoglycemia. Additionally, allergy or hypersensitivity is one of the most common side effects of tamarind. There are lots of people who are sensitive to the ingredients of this fruit and end up developing a number of symptoms like rashes, itching, inflammation, stinging sensation, lightheadedness, fainting, vomiting, shortness of breath, etc. by consuming it.

Cultivation of Tamarind

Tamarinds are evergreen tropical trees native to Africa. They grew in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, South Asia, South America and Caribbean islands. The tamarind was later introduced to India and is now extensively cultivated in the country. It is also widely grown in America and Mexico today. Tamarind trees grow well in deep, well-drained soils, which are slightly acid. These trees cannot tolerate heavy cold, but are tolerant of salt spray and can be planted near the seashore. The tamarind is well-adapted to humid tropical areas with seasonally high rainfall. Young trees are very susceptible to frost, but mature trees will withstand brief periods of 48 degrees without serious injury.

Popular Questions & Answers

Recently I have got Viral Fever with joints pains took medication by doctor but after 1 and half month till my joint pains are not gone, now its very severe in Ankles and wrist joints finger bends and knees too. Now my RA factor is negative and ESR under control but still. My age is 52 now on doctor advice using Rumalaya Fort and Dolonext DT morning and evening using but on eating tomato, lemon, tamarind and oily food my pains are very severe and even in cold too. What has to be done to avoid or any further lab test to find the cause.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It might be due to ankle pain. Our suggestion would be to do hot water fermentation along with Cold (ice) therapy. You shall also keep a pillow under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes. If your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is Rheumatic arthritis. Wear elbow brace and wrist brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will help Knee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilages.

My legs fingers are paining badly from 4 to 5 days. The fingers have swelling also and I got no beating or anything, it suddenly started on the train when I was coming from up.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Consult the near by physiotherapy clinic and also consult a general physician to check with your ESR levels to check whether you have inflammation I am sharing the same literature of Rheumatoid arthritis which has similar symptoms of uric acid saturation. You can definitely control this by adding more ginger in the diet and also you can add honey in the diet which will help you to feel better and free from pain. In dishes and in your regular food use lemon or mango instead of tamarind which has high risk for uric acid. Multiple Joint Pains / Early morning pain.

My endoscopy report was patulous ge junction and remaining are normal my previous doctor prescribed me sucrafil syrup but my pain doesn't go way. I had mild to moderate upper abdominal middle pain in the exact centre region, sir can you please help me out with some medicine.

MD Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda, Pune
You can try syr. Homcocide 2 table spoon 3 times a day for 3 days. Along this avoid spicy food, fried food, chilly, tamarind for few days. It may help you. According to ayurveda symptoms you have are due to poor and in complete digestion. For this you should eat timely, avoid excess and continuous eating. Need to change your food habits if problem persist from long time. Else consult ayurvedic doctor.

I have joint pain from long period of time.Please suggest me something for that.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Since I am a physiotherapist I cannot suggest medicine but I suggest you to hotwater fermentations that would help you to get relieved from joint pains. I also suggest you to go for good ayurvedic body massage which would help you to get releived from joint pain and also swimming activity is advisable. But food precautions, it is better to avoid tamarind in the food rather to add Lime or Mango.

I have pigments and itching on body what's the cause and remedies and what precautions to be taken (especially on back and chest but on lower legs also get severe itching pl advise.

M.D.(Ayu.) Basic Principles, B.A.M.S., I.P.G.T.& R.A., GAU
Ayurveda, Ajmer
Hi Lybrate User Your problem is due to vitiation of Pitt dosha according to Ayurved. You have to avoid oily spicy fried salty acidic foods. Avoid curd, pickles, tamarind etc. Take fresh Awala juice after taking breakfast with lukewarm water. Take light easily digestable nutrional foods. Use syp Patoladi Kashyam 20 ml two times a day before taking meal. Use Makatiktakam Ghrutam 10 ml with milk two times a day. These things and medicine will cure your problem. Tc Thank Regards.
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Popular Health Tips

Tamarind (Imli) - 5 Amazing Health Benefits You Never Knew!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Post-Graduate Certificate in KAYACHIKITSA
Ayurveda, Beed
Tamarind (Imli) - 5 Amazing Health Benefits You Never Knew!

Tamarind has plethora of health benefits from reducing body inflammation to boosting respiratory health, strengthening the immune system to improving cardiovascular health, lowering cholesterol to healing skin conditions, preventing cancer to treating piles, the benefits are endless. Unlike many herbs, it has a delicious taste and can be used for both culinary as well as medicinal purposes. This fruit has juicy pulp wrapped in a thin brown shell.

Apart from many organic compounds, some of the beneficial components present in this sticky natural food include calcium, dietary fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B, iron, vitamin C and much more. Some of the health benefits of tamarind are mentioned below:

  1. Digestive health: Due to its high fiber content, tamarind acts as a natural laxative. It is believed that tamarind increases the efficiency of the digestive system. The fiber can bulk up the stool by easing its movement through the intestinal tract. It has the capability to stimulate bile activity that results in dissolving the food faster and stimulate gastric juice. Studies have shown that tamarind can be extremely useful for patients suffering from diarrhea and chronic constipation.
  2. Cardiovascular health: Several studies have proved that tamarind is a great agent when it comes to reducing the blood cholesterol and blood pressure. The fiber content of the tamarind can filter out the LDL cholesterol from the arteries and the veins. The potassium content can reduce the blood pressure. Vitamin C present in tamarind can reduce the dangerous effect of the free radicals. The pulp of 2-3 tamarind seeds can be taken daily as this helps in to maintain cardiovascular health.
  3. Body circulation: Being a very good source of iron, a single serving of tamarind can cover up to 10 percent of the body’s iron requirement. A constant supply of iron is necessary for the body to keep up the production of RBC and proper oxygenation of all the organs of the body. Iron deficiency can create conditions such as fatigue, cognitive disorders, anemia, stomach related disorders, headaches etc.
  4. Weight Loss: Hydroxycitric Acid can be extracted from tamarind. The latter is a unique compound that greatly helps in reducing weight. Furthermore, tamarind can suppress hunger by increasing the count of serotonin enzyme in the body. While there are several types of research going on the effect of tamarind on weight loss, it is a key driver of weight loss in one way or the other.
  5. Nerve Function: Tamarind contains B complex and Thiamine is one of the key components of the vitamin family. Thiamine improves the function of the nerve, development of the muscle, activeness of the body, reflexive action of the nerve and so on. A daily serving of the pulp of 2 tamarind seeds a day can greatly help an individual maintain the nerve function.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Benefits Of Ajwain!

Vedicgram Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Benefits Of Ajwain!

Carom (ajwain) is a crucial herb that is found in all Indian kitchens and is used primarily as a taste enhancer. Carom has numerous medicinal properties that make it beneficial for maintaining a good condition of your health. Dietary regime that utilizes carom on a regular basis can derive a lot of health benefits in the long term.

The following are some of the benefits of carom:

  1. Acidity- Carom has anti-acidity properties that can prove beneficial in providing relief from the symptoms of acidity and enables you to control your problem your acidity effectively. A solution made from a pinch of salt, carom and lukewarm water, when consumed every morning or post meal on a regular basis, works wonders.
  2. Asthma- The smoke of carom seeds act as a bronchodilator that is effective in easing the breathing pattern. If an asthma patient utilizes the mixture of carom seeds and jaggery twice daily on a regular basis, it will provide considerable relief from the discomforts that are associated with asthma.
  3. Diabetes- Carom has medicinal properties that aid you to control your blood sugar level. Consumption of a solution made from a tsp of neem powder, half tsp of cumin powder, carom seeds and a glass of hot milk on a regular basis can help you manage your blood sugar.
  4. Cold and migraine- Carom can be utilized for the treatment of recurrent and persistent cough and cold. Inhalation of grounded carom seeds is effective in providing relief from constant headache, cold and migraine.
  5. Stomach problems- Carom seeds have mild alcoholic properties that can be utilized to treat the problem of stomach pain and indigestion. A mixture of carom seed and salt when consumed with a sip of water is effective in providing relief from the symptoms of indigestion and stomachache.
  6. Menstrual cramps- Application of carom seed oil can help you achieve speedy relief from the discomfort of menstrual cramps. The seeds of carom act as an effective nerve tonic and reduce the intensity of menstrual cramps.
  7. Sperm count- Carom seeds are effective in increasing sperm count and can also be utilized to treat sexual dysfunctions. Roast a mixture of tamarind kernel, carom seeds and clarified butter; add a tsp of the mixture and honey to a glass of milk and consume it on a regular basis prior to sleep to achieve speedy results.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Food Precautions And Routine For Piles Patients

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kota
Food Precautions And Routine For Piles Patients
  1. Stop using any tea/coffee completely. No out side hot/cold Beverages.
  2. Do not use sour taste items (Tamarind, Lemons, Pickles, Tomatoes, Curds, oranges, citrus, Vinegar etc.) in your food.
  3. Non-Vegetarian food even eggs are completely restricted.
  4. No Chilies in any form (Red, green, Chili powder and raw) and spicy food.
  5. No deep-fried and oily food best preffred is boiled food.
  6. No Heavy pulses i.e. Black Grams (Urd), Kidney Grams (Rajmaha), Lobia Etc.
  7. Drinking is strictely prohibited in any case, smoking and chewing of any tobacco items have to be avoided.
  8. No heavy exercises i.e. weight lifting, but a complete bed rest is not required.
  9. Avoid long journey, sitting/drivingriding for long hours, after every 1 hour session please have a 10 minutes walk and no late night working or awakening.

What to use: (Compulsory)

  1. Drink lots of water (4-5) liters in a day)
  2. Drink radish juice 50-100 ml thrice in a day. (mandatory). Eat radishes and carrots compulsory in your food or as salad.
  3. Use light and liquid food as Moong Dal (Green Grams) , Arahar dal(Yellow dal) , rice etc.
  4. Suggested Food routine:
    Breakfast: Have Daliya/Saviyan/Fruit salad/Upma/Poha /Idli etc.
    Lunch: Semi solid mixutre (khichddi) of Rice and Moong (Green Grams)in lunch.
    Dinner: Green Grams/Vegetables and rice/roti with a half spoon home made butter added to vegetable in dinner. All the preparation shall be with out spices, chilies and oil. Preferred to have boiled food.
  5. Take one spoon of Triphala powder or any other digestive enhancer with warm water or as per the prescriptions before going to sleep.
  6. Eat fiber rich fruits and vegetables i.e. Papaya, Fig,Watermelon, Pomegranate, Guava, etc.

 

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Tamarind Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - इमली के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Tamarind Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - इमली के फायदे और नुकसान

अपने खट्टे-मीठे और चटक स्वाद से लोगों के दांत खट्टे करती है इमली. अपने स्वाद से तो सबको लुभाती ही है इसके गुणों पर भी कई लोग लट्टू हैं. लेकिन स्वाद और स्वास्थ्य से भरपूर इमली में सिर्फ लाभदायक गुण ही नहीं होते हैं. इसके कुछ गुण हानिकार भी होते हैं. तो आईए इसके हानि और लाभ को जानें-

1. ह्रदय को रखे स्वस्थ
इमली में पाए जाने वाले तीनों प्रमुख तत्व पोटैशियम, फाइबर और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट दिल को स्वस्थ रखने में मदद करते हैं. पोटैशियम रक्तचाप को नियंत्रित करता है. फाइबर कोलेस्ट्राल को नियंत्रित करता है. जबकि इमली के में पाया जाने वाला एंटीऑक्‍सीडेंट फ्री रेडिकल्‍स को चैक में रखने में मदद करते हैं.
2. प्रतिरोधक क्षमता को करे मजबूत
इमली में पाया जाने वाला एंटी-ऑक्‍सीडेंट और एंटी-माइक्रोबियल गुण दोनों का कॉम्बो मजबूत प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली के निर्माण का बेहतरीन विकल्‍प तैयार करते हैं.यदि आप लगातार समय पर इमली का सेवन करें तो इससे सभी प्रकार के माइक्रोबियल संक्रमण से दूर रहने और अन्‍य संक्रमणों से लड़ने की भरपूर ताकत मिलती है. 
3. पाचन की प्रक्रिया करे दुरुस्‍त
जैसा कि हम ऊपर देख चुके हैं कि इमली में फाइबर प्रचुर मात्रा में पाया जाता है. आपको बता दें कि फाइबर की अधिकता पाचन प्रक्रिया में भी मदद करती है. कब्ज और डायरिया जैसे पाचन सम्बन्धी विकार भी इमली से ठीक होने में मदद मिलती है. इसके लिए आपको एक चम्‍मच इमली के गूदे को एक लीटर पानी में मिलाकर, इसे उबालने के बाद छानकर इसका अर्क बनाकर पीना होगा.
4. तंत्रिका तंत्र को भी करे मजबूत
इमली अपने लाभकारी गुणों की सहायता से हमारी प्रतिरक्षातंत्र को भी मजबूती प्रदान करती है. इसमें पाया जाने वाला थियामाइन जो कि विटामिन बी कॉम्‍प्‍लेक्‍स का हिस्‍सा ह, थियामाइन तंत्रिका तंत्र को मजबूत बनाता है. इसके साथ ही मांसपेशियों के विकास को भी बढ़ावा देने में मदद करता है.
5. जोड़ों के दर्द में राहत
इमली के कई लाभों में से एक ये भी है कि ये त्वचा और हड्डियों के लिए भी बेहद लाभकारी है. त्वचा के सुजन सम्बन्धी समस्याओं के निवारण में इमली एक अचूक दवा की तरह काम करती है. इसके साथ ही इसके उपयोग से जोडों में दर्द को भी ठीक किया जजा सकता है. इसके लिए लुब्रिकेशन के लिए आधा चम्‍मच भुने हुए इमली के बीज के पाउडर को दो बार पानी के साथ लेना होगा.
 
 6. इमली मोटापे को भी घटाता है
वजन कम करने के लिए लोग कई तरह की दवाइयों का सेवन करते हैं. यदि आप भी वजन को लेकर परेशान हैं या मोटापे से निजात पाना चाहते हैं तो इमली इसमें भी आपकी मदद करता है. इमली में परचुर मात्रा में हाइड्रोऑक्साइट्रिक एसिड की मौजूदगी शरीर में फैट को जलाने वाले इन्जाइम को बढ़ाने में मददगार होती है. इसकी सहायता से वजन घटाने में मदद मिलती है इसलिए आप चाहें तो इसे अपने आहार में भी शामिल कर सकते हैं.
7. शुगर नियंत्रित करे
बेहद आसानी से उपलब्ध हो जाने वाली इमली एक अल्‍फा एमिलेज अवरोध है. इसका मतलब ये हुआ कि यह कार्बोहाइड्रेट को शुगर में अवशोषित और परिवर्तित होने से रोक सकती है जो की ब्‍लड शुगर का स्‍तर बढ़ाने का सबसे बड़ा कारण है. यदि आप आधा चम्‍मच इमली का गूदा प्रतिदिनलें तो इससे न केवल आपका वजन कम होता है, बल्कि डायबिटीज भी नियंत्रण में रहती है.

इमली के नुकसान
1. रक्तस्त्राव का जोखिम: यदि आप इमली का सेवन करते समय कुछ सावधानी न बरतें तो इससे रक्तस्त्राव का जोखिम उत्पन्न हो सकता है. आपको एस्पिरिन, इब्यूप्रोफेन, नेपोरेक्सन आदि दवाओं के सेवन के बाद इमली कभी नहीं खानी चाहिए.
2. गर्भवती महिलाओं को: स्वाद में खट्टी लगने वाली इमली विटामिन सी की एक अच्छी स्त्रोत है. यहाँ गौर करने वाली बात ये है कि विटामिन सी के अधिक सेवन से एस्ट्रोजन का स्तर बढ़ जाता है और उच्च एस्ट्रोजन गर्भाशय में संकुचन और ब्लीडिंग पैदा कर सकता है. इसलिए गर्भवती महिलाओं को गर्भपात से बचाने के लिए विटामिन सी युक्त फल जैसे कि इमली न दें.
3. एलर्जी: कई ऐसे लोग हैं जिन्हें इमली ज्यादा मात्रा में खाने से एलर्जी की समस्या हो जाती है. इसलिए इसके दुष्प्रभाव जैसे कि खुजली, सुजन, चक्कर, बेहोशी, उल्टी, सांस की परेशानी आदि से बचने के लिए ज्यादा इमली न खाएं.
4. गले में खराश: जिन लोगों के गले में खराश की समस्या होती है उन्हें इमली ही नहीं किसी भी अम्लीय पदार्थों से दूर ही रहना चाहिए.
 

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Tamarind Leaves (Imli ke Patte) Benefits in Hindi - इमली के पत्ते के फायदे

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Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Tamarind Leaves (Imli ke Patte) Benefits in Hindi - इमली के पत्ते के फायदे

इमली के पत्तों के कई औषधीय गुण होते हैं. इमली का पेड़ बहुत विशाल होता है. इसके जड़, तना, छाल, पत्तियों, फल और फुल सबका औषधीय महत्व है. इमली के फल को हमारे यहाँ खाद्य पदार्थों में खट्टापन लाने के लिए प्रयोग किया जाता है. तो आइए देखते हैं कि इमली के पत्तों के कितने फायदे हैं.

1. अल्सर के उपचार में
इमली के पत्ते का उपयोग अल्सर जैसे बीमारियों से लड़ने में भी कर सकते हैं. जाहिर है अल्सर में कई बार असहनीय दर्द होता है. इसके उपचार में इमली के पत्ते महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाते हैं.
2. स्कर्वी के उपचार में
नाविकों के रोग से मशहूर स्कर्वी नामक रोग विटामिन सी की कमी से होता है. इसके लक्षणों में मसूड़ों और नाखूनों से खून निकलना और थकान प्रमुख है. इमली के पत्ते उच्च एस्कार्बिक एसिड से भरपूर होते हैं. जो कि एंटी स्कर्वी के रूप में काम करता है.
3. उच्च रक्तचाप के उपचार में
इमली के पत्ते आपको उच्च रक्तचाप में भी मदद करते हैं. आज बदली हुई जीवनशैली के कारण उच्च रक्तचाप की समस्या बेहद आम हो गई है.
4. शुगर को नियंत्रित करने में
हमारे शरीर में रक्त शर्करा के स्तर को नियंत्रित करने में इमली के पत्तियों की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है. इससे इन्सुलिन की संवेदनशीलता में वृद्धि हो जाती है. इस तरह ये शुगर की बिमारी में राहत देने का काम करता है. पीलिया को ठीक करने में भी इसकी भूमिका देखी गई है.
5. सूजन को कम करने में
इमली के पत्तों के तमाम फायदों में एक ये भी है कि इससे सूजन को कम किया जा सकता है. इसका प्रयोग आप चाहें तो जोड़ों के दर्द में भी कर सकते हैं.किसी तरह के चोट से भी हुए सूजन को ये कम कर सकती है.
6. मलेरिया के उपचार में
जाहिर है कि मलेरिया बुखार मादा एनोफेलिज़ नामक मच्छर के काटने से होता है. एक शोध में ये पाया गया कि इमली के पत्तियों का अर्क प्लाज्मोडियम फाल्सीपेरम के विकास को प्रभावित करता है. आपको बता दें कि यही मलेरिया बुखार के होने का कारण है.
7. एंटीऑक्सीडेंट के रूप में
एंटीऑक्सीडेंट का महत्व हमारे शरीर में बहुत ज्यादा है. एंटीऑक्सीडेंट फ्री रेडिकल्स से छुटकारा दिलाते हैं. जाहिर है फ्री रेडिकल्स त्वचा कैंसर और कई अन्य समस्याएं उत्पन्न करते हैं. इमली के पत्ते एंटीऑक्सीडेंट से भरपूर होते हैं जिससे कि ये इसमें काफी मददगार होते हैं.
8. इन्फेक्शन में
विटामिन सी की भण्डार इमली की पत्तियां किसी भी सूक्ष्मजीव के संक्रमण से हमारे शरीर की रक्षा करता है. जाहिर है इससे शरीर स्वस्थ रहता है. इसके पत्तों का प्रयोग जननांग संक्रमण को भी रोकता है. तो संक्रमण से बचने में भी इमली के पत्ते हमारी मदद करते हैं.
9. माउथ फ्रेशनर के रूप में
जाहिर है मुंह का दुर्गन्ध रहित रहना बहुत महत्वपूर्ण है. मौखिक स्वच्छता यानी माउथ फ्रेशनर के रूप में इसका इस्तेमाल आपको बेहतर परिणाम देता है. तो अब से आप माउथ फ्रेशनर के रूप में इमली के पत्तों का प्रयोग कर सकते हैं. जाहिर है ये आयुर्वेदिक भी है.
10. पीरियड्स और स्तनपान में
पीरियड्स के दौरान ऐंठन, पेट दर्द आदि समस्याओं से निपटने के लिए इमली के पत्तियों और छाल के अर्क का उपयोग करते हैं. ऐसा इमली के पत्तों का एनाल्जेसिक होने के कारण होता है. स्तनपान के दौरान इमली के पत्तियों का प्रयोग करने से माताओं के दूध की गुणवत्ता में काफी सुधार आता है.
11. घाव भरने में
इमली की पत्तियां एंटीसेप्टिक गुणों से युक्त होती हैं. इसलिए इमली के पत्तियों का रस जब घावों पर लगाते हैं तो इससे घाव तेजी से ठीक होता है. इसका रस अन्य संक्रमण और परिजिवी का विकास रोकने के साथ-साथ नई कोशिकाओं का निर्माण भी तेजी से करता है.
 

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Table of Content

Tamarind
Nutritional Value of Tamarind
Health Benefits of Tamarind
Improves digestion
Helps manage diabetes
Helps reduce weight
Strengthens the heart
Fights cancer
Helps heal wounds
Prevents formation of peptic ulcers
Clears up skin
Treats cough, cold and asthma
Protects the liver
Treats hair conditions
Uses of Tamarind
Side-Effects & Allergies of Tamarind
Cultivation of Tamarind