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Likely nothing: The seed in its natural form has a hard coat that is likely to prevent any digestion as it passes through the kids GI tract over 3-4 days. In some parts of the world it is consumed as food, though removing the hard coat makes it a difficult seed to enjoy.As far as i can tell, there are no toxicities related to its ingestion. ...Read more
Probably nothing: People all over the world accidentally swallow a couple of seeds every once in a while. Usually nothing happens. ...Read more
Nothing: Most likely nothing will happen. You will just pass it. ...Read more
Tartness or acidity: Tamarind is a bitter fruit from the african tamarind tree. It is used as a spice in cooking. You may have a sensitivity to the tamarind fruit or the tartness (acidity) may cause the sensitivity. ...Read more
I love having tamarind with salt and chilli powder but it makes me gain weight. Even the next day. Thought it was supposed to help weight loss.Why?
Salt: The more salt you ingest the more fluid you will transiently retain, which will temporarily increase your weight. You will not have an appreciable weight change from day to day without some radical change in your diet or your exercise level. If you stick to a reasonable dietary intake and continue to exercise and minimize empty calorie intake (starch, sugar, etc.) you will not gain much weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy fruit: Tamarind is traditionally used to regulate digestion as it is rich in fiber, lowers cholesterol, is a good source of antioxidants & may protect against heart disease & cancer. I know of no evidence it has any effects on menstrual cycles. See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/409181-the-benefits-of-tamarind/ & http://herbs.Ygoy.Com/top-15-health-benefits-of-tamarind/. ...Read more
Is tamarind fruit harmful for patient who has undergone urethrocystoscopy? Is it harmful for chronic prostatitis?
Tamarind: The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit used extensively in foreign cuisines. It has also been shown to have antibacterial activity, although not in humans. There is no indication of urinary tract toxicity or negative effects on the prostate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sluggish metabolism. I am hypothyroid. I am on levothyroxine at 112mg. Would a drink containing tamarind pulp be of benefit to me?
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