Tamarind is a plant native to the African regions. Its name derives from the Arabic term ‘tamar’, which means ‘dry date’. Its fruit is a long pod that contains a bittersweet brown pulp. It has been used in many villages to prepare sauces, desserts and even drinks. It has a very nice and tangy taste which gives a pleasant flavor to the food. In addition to its culinary uses, it is used to treat various diseases. Tamarind has some very interesting properties that help your overall health, skin and hair.