Review of Related Literature of Tamarind for Inflammation

Topics: Tamarind, Chili pepper, Capsicum Pages: 2 (632 words) Published: January 9, 2013
Chapter 2

Review of Related Legal Bases

In according to this study, there are none yet Laws, Ordinances, Republic Acts that have been passed nor created by the Government of the Philippines for Tamarind and Siling Labuyo.

Review Of Related Literature
Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species. The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit which are used extensively in cuisines around the world. Tamarind has folkloric medical usage. In some countries, its leaves can be made as a poultice and be applied to ulcers, boils, and rashes. Its ash may be processed to become a decoction and be gargled to treat sore throats. Its bark may be used to treat asthma by drinking the boiled bark water. Some of these medical uses of tamarind are sometimes effective but not yet approved by science. Although not that popular, Tamarind leaves may also be used as a poultice to relieve inflamed joints. Its leaves have polyphenols and flavonoids in which it have the presence of proanthocyanidine in various forms like apigenin, anthocyanin, procyanidine, catechin, epicatechin, along with taxifolin, eriodictyol and naringenin.  Other constituents like tartaric acid, mucilage, pectin, arabinose, xylose, galactose, glucose, uronic acid and triterpenes have also been identified in Tamarind. Out of these phytoconstituents, polyphenols and flavonoids have been well known to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive action. Inflammation may be extinguished even by using Tamarind leaves as poultice only. Siling Labuyo (Capsicum frutescens) is a species of chili pepper that is sometimes considered to be part of the species Capsicum annuum. Pepper cultivars in Capsicum frutescens can be annual or short-lived perennial plants. 

C. Frutescens have some properties that can be used as a stimulant, digestive, rubefacient, stomachic, sialagogue, alterative,...
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