One of the best spices known to man is Cardamom. It has a rich taste and aroma and has been used widely in an ancient school of medicines including Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurveda. It is an antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and aphrodisiac just like its peer cinnamon. It is the 3rd most expensive spice for all good reasons, next only to saffron and vanilla. In fact, in olden days kings used to get it as a gift from the traders and foreigners.
Let us know what is the magic formula of this spice because of which it is used as a pod, powder or oil?
- Contains vitamins and minerals such as - potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin C.
- Contains Carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber and zero cholesterol.
- Nutrients include pyridoxine, iron, sodium, zinc
- Rich in B vitamins like riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and vitamin B6
Consume Cardamom to get these health benefits:
- Relief from gastrointestinal problems
- Good cholesterol control
- Relief from cardiovascular issues
- Relief from common colds and catarrh
- It improves the overall blood circulation in the body
- Treating urinary tract infections such as cystitis, nephritis, and gonorrhea.
- Due to its aphrodisiac properties, it is used as a remedy for impotence, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation.
- Curing lung congestions along with pepper and cumin.
- As a mouth freshener, and to cure halitosis or bad breath.
Cardamom is used for flavoring water in some areas of Southern India for its blood purifying property. Cardamom tea is very popular with tea enthusiasts and sought after for pepping up your moods when you feel the blues.