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Scientific name of Tamarind: Tamarindus indica  

Name of Tamarind in different languages:

 Sanskrit: thinthrinee, amlika, cukrika, amlica, shkcukrika, suktika

 Hindi: Emily इमली

 Malayalam: Pulimaram പുളിമരം

Plant description :-

Tamarind - Tamarindus indica is a tropical tree, reach up to the height of 18 metres, Leaves are evergreen, bright green, elliptical ovulate,  alternately arranged, with pinnate  and up to 5 cm  in length. The flowers are red and yellow and elongated, 2.5 cm wide, five-petalled, occur in small racemes. The fruits are pod, up to 15 cm in length, with a brown shell, fruit has a fleshy pulp which is sweet and sour coloured brown contain glossy brown, hard, flattend seeds inside.

Leaf Arrangement


 Margin_Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Fruit, seed, root, leaf, bark

Medicinal uses: 

Seeds are used to increase HB level in blood, to treat fever.

Chemical content:

Tartaric acid

How to prepare medicines:

Tamarind is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Rasnadi Choornam

Kachooradi Vattu

Niruryadi Gulika

Karimbirumbadi Kashayam

Vyoshadi Kashayam

Chinchadi Kuzhambu

Chinchadi Thailam

Kottamchukkadi Thailam

Marma Thailam

Panchamla Thailam

Chinchadi Thailam

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