A study has shown promising results that tamarind consumption can serve as a natural fluoride detox. Having access to a natural fluoride detox is vitally important because numerous studies have indicated excessive fluoride consumption is harmful to the brain.
The chances of over-exposure is great because fluoride is added to the U.S. public water and also most of the toothpaste sold contains fluoride. Our bodies are overwhelmed with fluoride and it has more of a negative effect on the brain than most probably realize.
Fluoride Is Harmful To The Brain
Fluoride is a toxin used in rat poison but proponents of adding it to drinking water indicate that the trace amounts of fluoride in drinking water are not harmful.
The thing is fluoride accumulates in the body and brain so even though drinking glasses of water in isolation doesn’t pose a threat individually, the accumulation of fluoride does.
It is undisputed that high levels of fluoride consumption does cause neurological damage. Harvard researchers had questions whether fluoride in the drinking water was toxic to the developing human brain, and they developed a study to answer their question.
The study found that “children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride areas,” supporting the adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children’s neurodevelopment.”
We can address the issue with a tamarind, and this study has shown tamarind to be a promising natural fluoride detox.
“While 4-week exposure to fluoride elevated plasma glucose and lipid profiles, simulating diabetic and hyperlipidaemic conditions, the antioxidant defence mechanisms of fluoride-exposed rats were compromised, with elevation and decline in lipid peroxidation and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, respectively.”
The study showed the consumption of tamarind leaves resulted in the reversal of the fluoride induced symptoms.
“…significant improvements in carbohydrate and lipid profiles occurred as evidenced by decreased plasma glucose and lipid levels, lipid peroxidation, increased hepatic glycogen content, hexokinase activity and cholesterol excretion, with simultaneous improvement in antioxidant profiles of both hepatic and renal tissues.”
The study Effect of Tamarind Ingestion on Fluoride Excretion in Humansalso showed the consumption of tamarind significantly increased the excretion of fluoride in urine.
Fluoride And The Pineal Gland
High concentrations of fluoride in the body is of special concern for pineal gland health. Fluoride accumulation is at its highest in the pineal gland.
The pineal gland is located between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and fluoride causes its calcification.
The pineal gland is responsible for the production of melatonin, maintains the body’s sleep-wake cycle, helps control the timing and release of female reproductive hormones, and is an antioxidant that protects the body from cell damage and aging caused by free radicals.
National Research Council has stated that “fluoride is likely to cause decreased melatonin production and to have other effects on normal pineal gland function, which in turn could contribute to a variety of effects in humans.”
You can receive tamarind’s protection against fluoride poisoning by eating its pulp or leaves, and by making a tamarind fluoride detox tea.
Tamarind Fluoride Tea Detox Recipe
- 4 cups water
- 2 tamarind pods
- Rinse pods
- Add water and tamarind pods in a small covered pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer until the water is brown and the pod shell is soft. 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from the fire.
- Carefully remove the pods from the hot water and remove the shells from the tamarind.
- Put the tamarind without the shells back into the water and let the tamarind steep for another 10-15-minutes.
- Remove the tamarind from the water, and remove the pulp from the seeds
- Strain the pulp and tamarind water
- Serve hot as a tea, or serve as a drink at room temperature.
 Ameliorative Effect of Tamarind Leaf on Fluoride-Induced Metabolic Alterations.
 Developmental fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
 Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children
 Effect of Tamarind Ingestion on Fluoride Excretion in Humans
 Melatonin: University of Maryland Medical Center
 Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA’s Standards (2006)