Health Benefits of Cardamom

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Jan 31, 2015

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Cardamom has various health benefits- it has made its way into Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers, digestive problems, and even depression.
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    Cardamoms Offer More than Just Aroma

    As soon as you hear the word cardamom, you can instantly recall the fresh smell of this peppery, citrusy spice. No other spice can provide the rich aroma to a dish other than cardamom. But its benefits are not just limited to the kitchen. Cardamom has various health benefits- it has made its way into Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers, digestive problems, and even depression. Let’s learn some of these health benefits.

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    Treats Cold and Flu

    This pungent spice may help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It’s also used for bronchitis and coughs. If you feel discomfort and pain in your throat when you wake up in the morning and at bedtime, chew small cardamom and drink lukewarm water. Follow this procedure every day for quick relief.

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    Checks Blood Pressure

    As a diuretic and fibre rich spice, cardamom significantly lowers blood pressure. It helps your BP because it contains potassium. Include cardamom in your food regularly if your blood pressure levels are recorded as high.

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    Aids Digestion

    Cardamom is related to ginger and can be used in much the same way to counteract digestive problems. Use it to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, and much more.

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    Stops Hiccups

    Cardamom is an anti-spasmodic that can help get rid of hiccups. This also applies to other involuntary muscle spasms, like stomach and intestinal cramps.

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    Detoxifies Body

    This healing herb helps to detoxify our body and cleanse the system of toxins and harmful bacteria. Regular eating of cardamom is very beneficial for health. It helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.

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    Relieves Nausea

    Cardamom is used internally for indigestion, nausea, vomiting sensation, abdominal pain, gas problem, digestive troubles and lack of appetite. Drink cardamom powder for one month or mix cardamom oil with pomegranate juice to get rid of such problems. It is beneficial in treating cholera.

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    Boosts Memory

    Soak and finely grind cardamom seeds with almonds and pistachios Cook this paste in milk and when it reduces to thick consistency, add sugar to it. Eat this delicious dessert for better eye sight and improved memory.

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    Is Full of Antioxidants

    Many of the vitamins, phytonutrients, and essential oils in cardamom act as antioxidants, cleaning up free radicals and resisting cellular aging.

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    Beats Stress

    Using cardamom in tea makes it very delicious but, this tea has one more benefit to your health. When you are under immense stress and pressure, tea with cardamom can help alleviate your stress. If you don’t want to have cardamom with tea, you can have it whole.

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    Freshens Mouth

    In India we chew cardamom after meals or whenever we need to freshen their breath. Bad breath often known as Halitosis can put people off causing social embarrassment. The aromatic flavour of cardamom seeds act as a natural breath freshener and is sure a great remedy for bad breath.

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