Know About Tamarind Fruit

About Taramind Fruit

Tamarind  Fruit or Javanese Acid, have scientific name  Tamarindus indica L and have Synonyms: Tamarindus occidentalis Gaertn, Tamarindus officinalis Hook.


Tamarind Fruit Plants or Javanese Acid Plants are tropical plants.  They are originate from African savannas, among them Sudan. This plant spread to Asia, Caribbean, and Latin America.

Large, acidic plants are always green throughout the year because it does not experience leaf fall, plant height reaches 30 m and stems diameter at the base to 2 m.

The bark is grayish-brown, rough and split, vertical grooved, shaded and left, wide and rounded.

The Ecology of  The Tamarind Fruit Plant

Tamarind Fruit plants grow well in the lowlands to a height of 1,000-1,500 m asl, on sandy soil or clay, especially in areas where the dry season is clear and long enough.

The leaves of plants are compound pinnate evenly, 5-13 cm long, lies spaced, with a leaf-like puncture tape pink whitish.

The pods are bubbling, almost cylindrical, crooked or straight, seeds to 10 eggs, often with a narrowing between two seeds, hardened skin of brownish or gray-scale, with hardened vein and yarn-like clay.

The shape of the seed is slightly square, brownish-black, shiny, and hard. Meat fruits rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamin, and riboflavin. High vitamin C content in young fruit.

Benefit Of Tamarind Fruit Plant

Young leaves are used as traditional Javanese herbal medicine. And as a poultice (applied or stuck to the surface of the skin) to reduce inflammation and pain in joints, over wounds or treat rheumatic diseases. Wood bark after pounding can also be used to heal wounds, ulcers, ulcers, and rashes.

The bark of acidic wood can also be used as a powerful medicine and flour seeds to treat dysentery and diarrhea.


This plant used to be used as a street shooter and garden or yard barrier. On the edge of the city of Semarang is still often found old trees that are old enough. This plant has not been cultivated commercially because its economic value is still considered less attractive.

The other side of Tamarind Fruit Plant

In addition to sour taste, now also there are varieties of acid that taste relatively sweet and be better. Tamarind Fruit Plant is cultivated by sowing from seeds. And it can take several years to tens of years to be fruitful. A tamarind plant that grows wildly, usually also hosts for a kind of orchid commonly referred to as tiger orchid  or  Aerides odorata, Lour


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