It is commonly called Malabar Tamarind or Pot Tamarind in English, Hila | Velaiti Imli in Hindi, Palam Puli | Koda Puli in Tamil, Kudampuli in Kerala, Simachinta in Telugu and Uppage in Kannada. Since it was used in olden days, it is also called as Palam Puli in Tamil, meaning tamarind that was used in olden days.
Kudampuli has wonderful anti inflammatory properties and it is especially useful for people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases. They will greatly benefit from taking kudampuli as it has both anti inflammatory and gastro protective properties.
Traditionally kudampuli was used as a remedy for treating gastric ulcers. If you are suffering from gastric ulcers, I would suggest switching over to kudampuli instead of regular tamarind. It has wonderful anti ulcer properties.
Kudampuli exhibits good anti bacterial and worm killing activity. If you are suffering from intestinal worms, try drinking a cup of the juice, it will greatly help.
Malabar Tamarind also reduces blood sugar levels if taken in huge amounts so it is good for diabetic patients. But please remember that this property is in the fresh or dried fruit.
When you are taking Malabar Tamarind weight loss pills especially in multi component Malabar Tamarind formulations, the effect can vary so please consult your physician without fail before taking it.
It has been popularly believed to reduce body fat by inhibiting an enzyme called citric acid lysase. But though this claim was found to be true in the clinical researches done in rats, it failed to produce the same results in humans.
Many companies sell pure kudampuli extract for weight loss and it is generally advised to be taken before meals for suppressing appetite. I would kindly suggest researching well before taking malabar tamarind extract as a weight loss supplement.
The other major way that kudampuli is able to help those who use it for weight loss is by optimizing the cholesterol balance in the body. HCA and other compounds in this herb are able to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
This will help reduce your likelihood of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes, while also lowering blood pressure and giving you more energy for your daily tasks.