Its pulp has been used in many traditional medicines as a laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for biliousness and bile disorders. Sore throat is treated when gargled with dilute tamarind pulp. Tamarind is used as blood purifier. Dilute tamarind decoction can help in destroying the stomach worms in children. Tamarind heals the inflammation of the skin to great extent. Being a good source of antioxidants, tamarind helps fight against cancer.