Usage & Applications

Usage & Applications

Used as a souring agent, TAMICON Tamarind Concentrate is an effective substitute for vinegar, tomatoes and lemon juice. Extensively used in Indian, Thai, Malaysian & Mexican cuisine, it is also used in the manufacturing of Western Sauces and Ketchups. It is a base for many soft drinks. Some more uses and applications of the product are as below:-

  • Soups, noodles, stews, graves sauces and ethnic Malaysian & Thai cuisine.
  • Indian dishes like vindallo, sambar, rasam, curry, puliogare, panipuri, snacks, chutneys and sauces.
  • As a flavoring ingredients in alcoholic and non-alcoholic (hot and cold) beverages – iced tea.
  • Confectioneries, candies and pastries.
  • Pharmaceutical, Oral Hygiene Products and Cough Syrup.
  • As a marinade in Food Processing.
  • As a substitute for vinegar and tartaric acid. Used in confectioneries, candies and pastries.
  • Fish, Meat & Seafood Preservation. Instant Soft Drink Syrup/Powder.
  • As a taste enhancer for any food or beverage.
  • Curing chewing, pipe & cigarette tobaccos etc.
  • Dairy Products – Yoghurt & other flavored Milk Products.

Some of The Amazing Benefits of Tamarind (Imli) For Skin, Hair, And Health

Some of the best benefits of tamarind include weight loss, protection against cancer, and improved digestive health. Packed with assorted vitamins, such as Vitamin C; antioxidants, including carotene; and minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, this mushy fruit is a storehouse of nutrients.

Skin Benefits

  • Lightens Skin
  • Natural Skin Exfoliating Agent
  • Natural Remedy For Cellulite
  • Natural Skin Moisturizing And Toning Properties
  • Natural Anti-Aging Agent
  • Removes Dark Rings Around The Neck
  • Eliminates Pigmentation
  • Cures Acne

Hair Benefits

  • Prevents Hair Loss
  • Helps Treat Oily And Greasy Scalp

Health Benefits

  • Works As An Antiseptic
  • Aids Weight Loss
  • Is Good During Pregnancy
  • Treats Bilious Disorders
  • Controls Cholesterol Levels
  • Treats Jaundice
  • Soothes Inflammation
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Treats Constipation
  • Works As A Cleansing Agent
  • Treats Piles
  • Blood Purification
  • Provides Cardiovascular Health
  • Cures Mouth Ulcers
  • Promotes Digestive Health
  • Aids Proper Blood Circulation
  • Improves Nerve Function
  • Helps Manage Diabetes
  • Boosts Immune System

How to Use the Benefits of Tamarind?

1. Lightens Your Skin

Prolonged exposure to the sun, as well as dust and pollution, takes a toll on our skin. Dull and dry skin, check. Tanning, check. Uneven complexion, check. Clogged pores, check. Name any skin problem, and it can be traced back to the sun. We can’t stop going out, but we can always take measures to lessen the impact. I’m talking about scarves, hats, and this easy-to-make skin lightening face pack.

You Will Need
  • a. 30 grams of tamarind concentrate
  • b. 150 grams hot water
  • c. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
What You Need To Do
  • a. Soak the tamarind concentrate in hot water for 10 minutes.
  • b. Add half teaspoon of turmeric powder to this.
  • c. Apply the paste evenly on cleansed skin and leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • d. Wash off with tepid water to reveal fairer and more radiant skin.
  • e. This pack is ideal for oily skin and can be used up to 2 times a week.

Note: For a bleach-like effect, go for a tamarind-lemon pack. Mix one teaspoon of tamarind concentrate with one teaspoon each of lemon and honey. Apply this mixture to your face and wash it off after 15 minutes for visibly lighter skin.

Tamarind Benefits for Hair

We all envy those models in the hair product commercials for their long and lustrous hair, don’t we? While I wouldn't recommend you trust those ads, you can always trust natural and homemade products. Read on to know how you can use tamarind for your hair:

1. Prevents Hair Loss

Tamarind is known to strengthen your hair and prevent hair loss. Use this pack and test it for yourself. You Will Need
  • a. 15 grams tamarind concentrate
What You Need To Do
  • a. Take 15 grams of Tamarind Concentrate, add 100ml of warm water to it and massage it all over your scalp and hair.
  • b. Dip a towel in warm water and squeeze out the extra water.
  • c. Use this hot towel to cover your hair and scalp. Leave it on for half an hour.
  • d. Rinse off thoroughly with a good shampoo, and follow it up with a conditioner.
  • e. This can be repeated twice a week to prevent hair loss.

Health Benefits of Tamarind

Apart from being an elixir for your hair and skin, tamarind can also be quite effective in treating a number of health issues. Let’s find out what are tamarind health benefits here:

1. Works as an Antiseptic

Cuts, bruises, burn – these are the staple if you are a kitchen klutz like me. That is why my mom likes to stock up on a few kitchen ingredients, apart from regular Burnols, to be ready for any future mishap.

Tamarind is one of her trusted antiseptic solutions.

This tart fruit is known to have medicinal properties that heal wounds and prevent infections from spreading in the body. It has strong antimicrobial properties due to the presence of tannins, terpenoids, and citric acids (3).

2. Aids Weight Loss

Tamarind can help you lose a few pounds.

Don’t believe me? Well, here’s good news for you.

Tamarind contains a unique compound, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is connected to weight loss (4). This compound helps inhibit an enzyme in our system that aids the storage of fat. Additionally, having tamarind suppresses your appetite for a longer period, specifically by increasing the secretion of serotonin (a neurotransmitter).