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eating tamarind, 3-4 a day is it harmful ?

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I wanna ask a question which concerns my girlfriend. She likes eating tamarind, she eats 3-4 a day is it harmful and what is average dose recommended. She is 22 yrs. What effects she may have ?

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replied December 9th, 2012
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Your partnner must be fond of the taste of tamarind and that is why eating it. It is not a medication in which the doses can be recommended for a day but anything in excess can be harmful. It can cause increased acid production and lead to gastritis and other digestive issues. It should not be taken along with aspirin and ibuprofen as interactions might occur.
It is a rich source of Vitamin C and helps in sore throat and cold.

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