Can a spice make you feel happier, soothe your stomach and help your heart problems? Yes! Cardamom, an ancient spice from Southern Asia, doesn’t just offer a distinctive flavor. Also It has long been used as a traditional medicine and a natural alternative to pharmaceutical medication. Maybe you love to add cardamom for its flavor, but read on and you’ll be using it for its health benefits as well!
1. Heart Benefits of the Cardamom
A study carried out at the Department of Pharmacy of King Saud University found that cardamom is good for the heart. This is due to its high content of minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium, which play a major role in preventing heart problems. Their anti-inflammatory action reduces the risk of stroke and blood clotting. Potassium is a core component of your body fluid, blood and cells, and is especially important because of its ability to regulate your heartbeat and maintain healthy blood pressure.
2. Digestive Benefits
Cardamom contains several components such as methanolic extract and volatile oil which help to control gastrointestinal disorders such as excess acidity, stomach cramps, constipation, dysentery, indigestion and flatulence. Cardamom also works as a tonic, and is a good spice for stimulating appetite and calming nausea.
3. Mental Benefits
Furthermore Ayurvedic medicine believe in its as an anti-depressant. Also the essential oil extracted from its seeds can be used in aromatherapy to ease depression and anxiety, boost energy and cognitive performance and improve sleep.
4. Oral Health Benefits
Cardamom has antimicrobial properties, which help it fight the germs and bacteria that cause bad breath and infections. You can chew cardamom seeds to freshen your breath—it is a popular ingredient in chewing gum, and is also used to soothe mouth ulcers, sore throat and mouth infections.
Finally with all these health benefits and such a delicious flavor, it can be considered a magical seed. Also good for your body and your mind, you can go ahead and add cardamom to your diet without a second thought, and enjoy the taste along with the benefits. Why not try our warming and uplifting spiced chai tea recipe?References