The Scientific name of Tamarind: Tamarindus indica

Name of Tamarind in different languages:

Sanskrit: thinthrineeamlika, 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

Shape-Even-pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Fruit, seed, root, leaf, bark

Medicinal uses:

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

Chemical content:

Tartaric acid

How to prepare medicines:

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

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