Sanskrit: thinthrinee, amlika, cukrika, amlica, shkcukrika, suktika
Hindi: Emily इमली
Malayalam: Pulimaram പുളിമരം
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.
Useful plant parts:
Fruit, seed, root, leaf, bark
Seeds are used to increase HB levels in blood, and to treat fever.
How to prepare medicines:
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