How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

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While most Indians are familiar with tamarind or imli, they usually associate it with cooking or the tempting street food. Most people are unaware that tamarind is also a great home remedy for healing many hair and skin related problems. Hidden inside the brown pod is a fruit that imparts a lot of flavour to the Asian, Caribbean and even Latin American cuisine with its sweet and tangy taste. But tamarind juice is filled with vitamins and minerals that make it a good solution for many hair and skin issues. Tamarind seeds are very rich in minerals like phosphorus, amino acids, magnesium, etc. as well. It has its own benefits when used for beauty treatments.

Beauty benefits of tamarind

Cosmetic:   The seeds contain a compound used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products to topically treat minor rashes on the skin. This compound is called xyloglycans.
Healthy skin: The hyaluronic acid from the seeds is a great way to keep the skin moisturised and nourished.

Anti-inflammatory:   The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of tamarind make it a good solution for preventing skin diseases such as eczema.

Sun protection:   The different nutrients such as vitamin C, flavonoids, antioxidants and alpha hydroxyl acids help in preventing the oxidative damage caused due to UV ray exposure.

Clear skin:   By regular consumption and application of tamarind, skin blemishes can be reduced and the skin will be soft.

Anti-ageing:   The hydrating property of tamarind allows it to provide elasticity to the skin. Thus, it works fantastically as an anti-ageing treatment and smoothes away wrinkles or fine lines.

Exfoliation:   The presence of AHA in the tamarind pulp makes it a good exfoliant for the skin.

Remove pigmentation: The AHA in tamarind is also great for fighting pigmentation and dark patches on the skin.

Stronger hair:   Tamarind makes the hair strong and prevents hair fall.

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