Scientific name: Tamarindus indica L., Fabaceae
popular names: tamarind, tamarind, tamarind and jubaí.
Natural occurrence: Equatorial Africa and India.
Features: It is a common tree in tropical countries. Very decorative, its height can reach 25 meters. Despite not being native to the Northeast, due to its great adaptation, the tamarind tree is considered a typical fruit plant in the region.
Usage: the tamarind tree is considered a multipurpose tree. It is a source of wood, fruit, seeds, animal fodder. In the pharmaceutical industry, tamarind finds use in laxative preparations and flavorings.