Handling When Swallowed Tamarind Seeds?
Hello, I eat tamarind, I accidentally swallowed the tamarind seeds. My friend suggested eating papaya fruit so that the tamarind seeds would come out. Is it dangerous if the tamarind seeds are swallowed? And what should I do? Thank you
Hello Alvyna Kartika Khairunisa,
The size of tamarind seeds is generally smaller than the size of the human digestive tract, so it usually does not cause danger such as gastrointestinal obstruction. There are several types of fruit seeds that can be digested in the human digestive tract. In the stomach there are stomach acids that will be useful for digesting food, in the intestinal tract in the form of the intestine there are also enzymes that will break down incoming food particles. Finally it will be released also with feces / feces. In the types of seeds or also some types of vegetables that can not be digested by the digestive tract, almost all of them can be removed through the anus with the same shape with feces (can be seen there are some feces with undigested vegetables or seeds, the same shape as when eaten).
There are studies that study fruit seeds with operative appendicitis findings. Fruit seeds were found only in 1 of 1969 appendicitis in surgery. Seed material found is also relatively small, which may enter the appendix with a diameter of <6 mm, such as grape seeds, nuts, chocolate, oranges, etc.
No need to worry if you swallow 1 tamarind seeds. These seeds do not cause harmful effects on the digestive tract and will be able to come out with feces after a while. You can drink enough water, high-fiber foods to make it easier for your bowel movements. If you experience severe abdominal pain, difficulty CHAPTER, vomiting, think of other disorders of the digestive tract and immediately consult a doctor directly. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.