How does Tamarind work?

Tamarind contains ingredients that might have laxative effects and some activity against certain fungi and bacteria.

Are there safety concerns?

Tamarind is safe when used as a food. There isn't enough information available to know if tamarind is safe for use as a medicine.

Do not use tamarind if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

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