| Tamarind |
| Tamarindus indica|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Industrial
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 10-11+) |
| When to Sow: Anytime
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Tropical fruit and timber tree used widely in the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Tart fruits are commonly used in Indian curries, sauces, chutneys and beverages, and in Indian medicine for their carminative and laxative properties. Cooling tea made from leaves is useful for fevers, dysentery and morning sickness. Poultice of fresh leaves helps reduce swellings and boils and relieves pain.