Cardamom is a spice that belongs to the ginger family. Cardamom is a anti asthmatic, Antioxidant (free radical scavenger), and oral health remedy. An excellent source of iron and manganese. Iron is required for red blood cell formation and cellular metabolism. Cardamom is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and Vitamin-C that are essential for optimum health.
Amazing Health Benefits of Cardamom are:
Cardamom is an effective tonic and stimulant for calming the sensations of nausea and vomiting.
Manganese in cardamom is powerful in cleaning up free radicals thus resisting cellular ageing.
Cardamom is an antispasmodic spice which can help you in getting rid of hiccups. It provides relief from involuntary muscle spasms, like intestinal and stomach cramps.
As a diuretic and fibre rich spice, cardamom significantly lowers blood pressure.
Cardamom pods and seeds can be chewed as a breath freshener. The flavors and aroma found in cardamom are due to the presence of essential oil.
Cardamom is been used to cure symptoms of asthma and bronchitis by improving blood circulation in lungs. Asthma sufferers can just add cardamom powder to the food or have cardamom tea to get relief from wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
Cardamom essential oil is often added to cosmetics that are applied to the lips such as lip balms to make them smooth.
Good for Cardiovascular Health:
Cardamom, being rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium, can prevent platelet aggregation and inflammation and hence reduce the risk of strokes and blood clots. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
Cardamom is related to ginger and can be used in much the same way to counteract digestive problems. Use it to combat acidity, flatulence, stomach cramps, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation.
Cardamom essential oil helps in removing blemishes, thus giving you a fairer complexion.
Cardamoms are known to detoxify the body. As it purify blood and removes excess urea, calcium and other toxins from the kidney.