10 Health Benefits of Cardamom
Cardamom has its origins in the Indian subcontinent and countries in and around it but is produced and used as a spice all around the world today. Although it closely trails saffron and vanilla as third most expensive spice, its demand is ever increasing not only for its amazing flavor but also for its innumerable health benefits.
1. Good for the stomach
Cardamom helps regulate bile and gastric juices thus preventing acidity. It is also a powerful appetizer besides having carminative properties. So in a gist, if your tummy is giving you problems, don’t look farther than cardamom.
2. Good for heart
Cardamom can promote blood circulation and reduce blood pressure. So it is recommended to people with hypertension though it is equally essential for hale and hearty individuals to ensure the health of their heart. It also prevents blood clots by stopping platelet aggregation.
3. Good for bones
Cardamom contains two essential substances which are necessary for healthy bones- manganese and Vitamin C. It is especially essential for post menopausal women to help prevent osteoporosis.
Cardamom is known to have pain relieving properties and help counter joint, muscular pain and spasms. Besides, cardamom is also known to have anti inflammatory properties and can provide relief from swollen gums and joints alike.
5. Good for the kidneys
Research seems to indicate that cardamom also has diuretic properties and is essential to maintain kidney health. It is also beneficial against other diseases of the urinary tract like nephritis and cystitis.
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