- Use in cooking and to make perfumes.
- Cardamom plants are bushes with large leaves that grow up to 6 ft in height.
- Slender stems emerge near the base of the plant and bear delicate white flowers that turn into green pods, each containing several white seeds.
- 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.
- This spice helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.
- In India they chew cardamom after meals or whenever they need to freshen their breath.
- The science behind the antidepressant qualities of cardamom hasn’t been studied yet, but Ayurvedic medicine swears by the tea as a means to fight depression.
- Apart from helping with bad breath, cardamom is used for mouth ulcers and infections of the mouth and throat.
- It helps clean out the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys, removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins, and combating infections too.
- Cardamom prevents dangerous blood clots by preventing platelet aggregation and the sticking to the artery walls.
- As a diuretic and fiber rich spice, cardamom significantly lowers blood pressure.
- Animal studies are showing promise that cardamom protects against, inhibits growth, and even kills some cancers.
- This pungent spice may help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It’s also used for bronchitis and coughs.
- Traditional medicine lists cardamom as a powerful aphrodisiac that can help with erectile dysfunction and impotence.
- 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.
- It’s well worth adding cardamom to your food for the flavor alone, but these health benefits are also something to consider whenever you break out the spices.
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