TAMARINDUS INDICA also Known as Tamarind, Tamarindo, Tamarin, Sampalok.
Tamarindus Indica

Tamarindus Indica

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Tamarindus Indica
Caesalpiniacae
Roots, Fruits, Seeds
Throughout india, especially in the south india and often cultivated.
Seeds, Fruit, Fruit pulp
Tamarind, Tamarindo, Tamarin, Sampalok

Uses:

Amlika is used both, internally as well as externally, The fruits, leaves, seeds , root bark, flowers and ksara of amlika are used for the medicinal purpose, Externally, the paste of its leaves and seeds works well to reduce the swellings of inflamed parts. In conjunctivitis, the pulp of its flowers is used externally with benefit.

Internally, amlika is useful in various diseases to treat with. The raw fruits aggravate, whereas, the ripened fruits alleviate the pitta dosa. The combination of amlika, bhallataka and rock salt in a form ofa tablet is effective in cholera. Thepods are keen stimulant for appetite and digestion. The squash of its ripened pods is benevolent in the heart diseases. The ksara preparation of amlika is useful as a potent appetizer and effective in alleviating the abdominal pain. As a household remedy, the powder of its skin of the pod is recommended with hot water to alleviate the abdominal pains. In diarrhea, the leaves mashed with rice water are given with sesame oil. The powder of pod’s skin, given with the curds, curbs dysentery.

The soup of amlika prepared with cumin seed, asafetida, sugar and rock salt is an effectivedigestant. The amlika sarbata is beneficial as an antidote of alcohol. The jam prepared of its flowers and rock candy ameliorates the vitiated pitta. Alkalis of amlika and as vattha (Ficus religiosa) are used in Ayurvedic pharmacy, in the process of purification oflead (naga), as a preoperative, in its bhasma procedure.