Tamarind Fruit Health Benefits and Uses Of Tamarind Seeds! How To Make Tamarind Juice and Tamarind candies! Like many foods used since ancient times, Tamarind reveals a long history of medical benefits and uses. It is better to buy tamarind pods when fresh and still in their pods to avoid processing additives. Tamarind is can known as: Tamarindus indica, Tamarindus, pod fruit, tamarindo, tamar indi, tamarandi, asam jawa, asam, asem, acem, asang jawa, asang jawi, sampalok, kalamagi, magyee, ma-kham, khaam, khoua me , me, trai me, asem kawak.