Has anyone resolved the tamarind question?

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    I mean if you read this it don´t sound so bad plus I was hungry and for some reason my body asked for it =0
    The only problem is i hadn´t realised it has carbs before i got it.. Carbohydrates – 62.5 gm
    Oh and it may have yeast.. Would love to know what everyone thinks on this..

    Tamarind has multiple benefits as cathartic, febrifuge, antiseptic and refrigent.
    Tamarind is used as an Ayurvedic medicine for gastric problem, digestion problems and cardio protective activity.
    Tamarind can be used as a mild laxative. The pulp which comes from the pods of the tamarind tree is a gentle laxative that improves general sluggishness of the bowels. One to two tablespoons of the pulp in evening can improve bowel movements.
    Tamarind is very useful to treat bilious disorders. Being acidic it excites the bile and other juices in the body.
    Tamarind leaves are used in herbal tea for reducing malaria fever.
    Tamarind lowers cholesterol level in the body and helps in promoting healthy heart.
    Sore throat is treated when gargled with dilute tamarind pulp.
    Decoction of tamarind leaves is useful in treating jaundice and ulcers.
    Dilute tamarind decoction can help in destroying the stomach worms in children
    Tamarind protects from Vitamin C deficiency.
    Tamarind heals the inflammation of the skin to great extent.
    Tamarind seeds are used in preparations of eye drops that treat dry eye syndrome.
    Being a good source of antioxidants, tamarind helps fight against cancer.
    Juice extracted from tamarind flowers are used for treating piles
    Tamarind is used as blood purifier.

    Medicinal Benefits of Tamarind Paste:

    Reduces skin infections
    Pink eye or conjunctivitis
    Dry eyes
    Severe dysentery
    Chronic diarrhea
    Gall bladder disorder
    Liver disorders
    Bile disorders
    Keratitis or swelling of the cornea
    Pregnancy related vomiting and nausea
    Production of saliva in the mouth
    Rheumatism or reduction of pain in the joints
    Skin disinfection
    Sun screen
    Healing of wounds
    Blood tonic
    Preventing progression of fluorosis
    General body pain
    Urinary stones

    Following are nutritional values present in 100 grams of tamarind.

    Calories – 239
    Protein – 2.8 gm
    Carbohydrates – 62.5 gmFat – 0.6 gm
    Phosphorus – 113 mg
    Iron – 2.8 mg
    Calcium – 74 mg
    Vitamin C – 2 mg
    Niacin – 1.2 mg
    Riboflavin – 0.14 mg
    Thiamin (vitamin B) – 0.34 mg
    Vitamin A – 30 IU
    Vitamin K – 2.8 mg
    Vitamin E – 0.1 mg
    Pyridoxine – 0.066 mg
    Pantothenic Acid – 0.143 mg
    Niacin – 1.938 mg
    Folate – 14 mg
    Dietary fiber – 5.1 g
    Fat – 0.6 g
    Protein – 2.8 g
    Energy – 239 kcal
    Potassium – 628 mg
    Sodium – 28 mg
    Zinc – 0.1 mg
    Selenium – 1.3 mg
    Phosphorus – 113 mg
    Magnesium – 92 mg
    Copper – 0.86 mg
    Calcium – 74 mg
    Carotene – 18 mg


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    I threw away my tamarind for the simple reason that it was fruit way too high in glycemic index. IMO, it will bother you before it will do any good.


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    oh o.o thankx,

    …. there goes the tamarind lol

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