Many of you regularly add cardamom to the Indian dishes you prepare at home, due to its distinctive sweet, floral flavor. It is rich in phytonutrients, potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and phosphorus, and offers numerous health benefits.
Here are some of them:
- Anti-spasmodic and Anti-inflammatory Properties
Cardamom relives joint and muscle pain fights inflammation and soothes the spasms in the muscles.
- Lowers Blood Pressure
Cardamom lowers blood pressure, and studies have found that it reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people diagnosed with primary stage 1 hypertension.
- Relieves Bad Breath
It fights bad breath, and its antimicrobial properties destroy bacteria in the oral cavity.
- Fights Cavities
Cardamom effectively fights cavities and tooth decay. It stimulates the production of saliva, that cleanses the teeth and the mouth.
- Treats Diabetes
It is able to manage diabetes symptoms since it is rich in manganese.
- Treats Nausea, Sore Throats, and Vomiting
This spice has been used as a nausea remedy for centuries. It soothes a sore throat, vomiting, and nausea. ,
- Treats Urinary Disorders
Cardamom is a popular Ayurvedic remedy for urinary tract diseases and infections like cystitis, nephritis, and gonorrhea.
- Helps Digestion
It is commonly used in the Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine as a natural remedy for digestive issues. It treats flatulence, stomach cramps, and gastrointestinal disorders, and prevents the formation of stomach ulcers.
- Treats Asthma
Cardamom can also relieve asthma symptoms, since it exhibits bronchodilatory effects, and eases breathing by increasing the airflow to the lungs and reducing resistance in the airway.