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tam·a·rind

(tam'ă-rind),
The pulp of the fruit of Tamarindus indica (family Leguminosae), a large tree of India; mildly laxative.
[Mediev. L. fr. Ar. tamr]

tamarind,

n Latin name:
Tamarin-dus indica; parts used: fruits, pulp, leaves, flowers, bark; uses: in Ayur-veda, pacifies vata dosha; increases kapha and pitta doshas (sour, heavy, dry), immunomodulator, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, antibacterial, antifungal, mollusicide, antiviral, enhances bioavailability, carminative, laxative, digestive, constipation, fever, flatulence, appetite stimulant, nausea, conjunctiva inflammations; precautions: none known. Also called
amlika, imli, or
tintiri.
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Tamarind.