Tamarind

Tamarind

Scientific Name :

Tamarindus Indica

Medicinal Value :

Medically, tamarind finds application as appetizing, laxative, healing and anti-helminitic properties. Also used against fluorosis.

Nutrient Value :

Rich source of vitamin A, calcium, carbohydrate, humidity, protein etc. It is a rich source of tartaric acid.

Culinery and Other Values :

Tamarind pulp used in culinary preparations. Also a raw material in preparation of wine like beverages. Tamarind kernel powder finds application in textile, confectionary, cosmetics, dyeing and tanning industry.

Glossary :

  • English : Tamarind
  • Tamil : Puli
  • Malayalam : Puli / Valan Puli
  • Telugu : Chinthapandu
  • Kannada : Hunase Hannu / Huli
  • Hindi : Imli
  • Bengali : Tentool / Tetul
  • Gujarati : Amli
  • Konkani : Chinchamb / Amptan
  • Marathi : Chincha
  • Oriya : Tentuli / Dalima
  • Punjabi : Imli
  • Kashmiri : Tamber / ¬†Tambari