Tamarind is a leguminous tree bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species. The tamarind tree produces brown, pod-like fruits that contain a sweet, tangy pulp, which is used in cuisines around the world.The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The seed extract may also help lower blood sugar, while the pulp extract may help you lose body weight and reverse fatty liver disease. Tamarind has been considered as a natural product to help digestion. If you eat tamarind as a spice then your digestive system gets better and the fiber in it makes your stool smooth. It helps in dissolving your food faster and you can consider eating tamarind even if you have diarrhea.