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Health Benefits Of Cardamom
Botanical Name: Elettaria Cardamom
Common Name: Elaichi, Kapulaga, Elam, Cardamom, Enasal, Grawahn
Indian: Chhoti elachi, e(e)lachie, ela(i)chi, illaichi
English: Cardamon or Cardamom
French: Cardamome
German: Kardamom
Italian: Cardamomo, cardamone
Tamil: Elam
Indonesian: Kapulaga

Origin: India (Malabar Coast), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Papua New Guinea Cardamom is said to be the . It is a perennial herb with thick, fleshy rhizomes or underground stems, shooting leaf roots and white or pale green three-celled flowers. The flowers produce green husklike pod capsules that contain seeds. The seeds are small black and sticky. Cardamom is commercially used as the dried fruit of Elettaria Cardamom.

1. If you are troubled with bad breadth, then chew some cardamom. It will work as a mouth freshener and help get rid of bad breath.

2. If you are one of the victims of depression or anxiety, then powder some cardamom and boil it in hot water to prepare cardamom tea. The pleasing aroma will help you ease your depression and other mental problems.

3. Cardamom helps to improve circulation to the lungs, so it is recommended for people suffering from asthma and bronchitis.

4. If your sex life is going down the drain, then use cardamom. Cardamom can be used to treat sexual dysfunctions like impotency and premature ejaculation.

5. Besides, the above benefits, cardamom also has a cooling effect; stimulates the appetite and eases stomach cramps.

6. Chewing cardamom after a heavy meal prevents from going into food coma (a situation where we feel fatigued and sleepy immediately after eating).

7. Eating cardamom in winters is a nice way to keep warm and get rid of phlegm occurring in sinuses and chest.

8. Adding cardamom to coffee, latte and tea helps clear the mucus forming properties of dairy products and bad oils.

9. Cardamom helps cure kidney and urinary tract problems such as weak bladder, involuntary urination, urinary tract infection and premature ejaculation.

10. It helps relieve muscle pain and spasm throughout the body.

11. Cardamom tea is given to chemotherapy patients to overcome nausea.

12. Cardamom is used to detox the body from caffeine and cleanse the kidney and bladder. It is a common addition to coffee in the Middle East.

13. It can be used to treat gum and teeth infections.

14. This exotic spice contains many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to carry anti oxidant, disease-preventing and health-promoting properties.

15. Cardamom oil is an antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachache and tonic.

16. Cardamom is a good source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, copper and

17. Additionally, cardamom is also an excellent source of iron and manganese. One hundred grams of pods contain 13.97mg or 175 per cent of daily-required levels of iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation and cellular metabolism.
Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme, superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger.

18. Furthermore, these aromatic pods are rich in many vital vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C, which are essential for optimum health

19. Cardamom oils are used for messages in Ayurveda massage parlor. It eases muscle tension and gradually gives a whole physical relief. The volatile oils extracts from cardamom is used for improving metabolism. It is used in the cure of halitosis.

20. Cardamom is used for digestive disorders frequently. It helps to relieves gas and heartburn. Cardamom reduces the air and water elements, increases appetite and soothes the mucous membrane. Ground cardamom seed mixed with ginger, coriander and cloves is an effective medicinal solution for indigestion.
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21. The aromatic cardamom acts as breath freshener too. A few seeds chewed for a brief time can outfight bad breath. It has the power to kill the germs which causes the bad breath.

22. It also cures some genito-urinary infections. The powdered cardamom seeds mixed with a tablespoon of banana leaf and amla juice acts as an excellent diuretic treatment for cystitis, nephritis [inflammation of kidney], burning micturation and scanty urination.

23. It’s a fighter against oral infections. Daily gargle of an infusion of cardamom and cinnamon protects one from the Flu and bacterial infections like throat infections. The same medicinal mixture can cure pharyngitis too.

24. Cardamom powder mixed tea is a delicious drink which cures physical depression. It may help relieve nausea and vomiting. It can help detoxify against excessive caffeine. It is effective in fighting pulmonary disease with copious phlegm. Cardamom tea helps to cure headache caused by indigestion

25. The herb is using for treating in sexual dysfunctions like impotency. A pinch of cardamom seeds powder boiled in milk and sweetened with honey is useful in case of premature ejaculation. However, excessive use of cardamom at times may lead to impotency.

26. Cardamom also helps in cleansing the body as it has detoxifying properties. It can be helpful in prevention of spasms or convulsions. People use cardamom in foods as a flavoring agent. It helps to remove toxins too.

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