Tsamiya (Tamarind) Fruit Juice Benefits- Asikoherbs

What is Tsamiya English?


Tsamiya is a Hausa word that translates as “tamarind” in English. Tamarind is a common fruit pulp that is generally known as tsamiya in Hausa. This fruit is mostly grown in Nigeria’s northern area. Tamrindus indica is the scientific name for it. It is said to have originated in Africa but is now found all over the globe. It has a long pod and a brown shell that covers it; you can’t eat tamarind without bursting the shell; as kids, we called it the “long vitamin C” because of its sweet and sour taste. It belongs to the same family as the more famous Velvet Tamarind.

Tamarind juice is an extract made from the pulp of the tamarind fruit. This delectable sweet drink is packed with nutrients. It is a completely natural health medication that promotes the proper functioning of the body’s systems.

What is Tsamiya in Yoruba?

Tamarind, or Indian date (Tsamiya in Hausa; Icheku oyibo in Igbo; ajagbon in Yoruba): a tropical plant that is underappreciated. Indian date or tamarind People all across the world appreciate the strangely sweet-sour pulp found within its brittle, gray, or cinnamon-brown pods.

Health Benefits of Tamarind|What is the benefit of Tsamiya?


Tsamiya health advantages (Tamarindo) is excellent for the treatment of sore throats, particularly in traditional medicine, and soothes ulcer aches.

In traditional medicine, sweet imli contains antibacterial and antifungal characteristics that may be used to cure malaria.

The vitamins and minerals in tamarind (tsamiya) help restore the body, while the fiber content assists digestion and is helpful for bowel movement.

Tamarin fruit has a large amount of magnesium, which is essential for the proper functioning of the human body. As a consequence, tsamiya has anti-inflammatory qualities and helps lower blood pressure.

The antioxidant in tamarindo aids in the fight against free radicals in the body, resulting in a healthy heart. Furthermore, the flavonoids in this fruit assist with cholesterol regulation.

What Are Some Ways to Eat Tsamiya?

You may consume this healthful fruit in a variety of ways.

  • The best way to consume it is uncooked.
  • It may be consumed as a refreshing drink.
  • It may be made into candy.
  • It is dried and ground for use as a spice in a variety of dishes.
  • It may be eaten as jams and sauces.

Ingredients (sweet imli)

1 cup popped tsamiya (tamarind)

1 small ginger root

3 tablespoons honey (optional)


Wash your tamarind under running water, and then crush your ginger. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil for 3 minutes before removing from heat and allowing to cool.

Finally, sieve off the sweet imli juice and season with honey to suit.

Let it chill before serving!