Cardamom is well known as a cooking spice with rich aroma and flavor. What many people don’t know is that cardamom has many health benefits too. It is a good source of minerals: potassium, calcium, sulfur, magnesium along with iron and manganese; and many vital vitamins: niacin, vitamin C including riboflavin.
Improves Digestion: reduces flatulence and bloating, helps treat colic and stomach cramping, increases bile flow, improves digestion of fats as well as other nutrients. Improves Kidney Health as it promotes urination and lowers blood pressure, removes calcium and urea accumulated in the kidneys like kidney stones, helps nephritis, having antibacterial properties helps in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Thanks to the diuretic properties cardamom is such a good detoxifier. It helps clean out the system removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins, heavy metals and many of harmful substances. Regulates Heart Rate being source of minerals like potassium, one of the main components of blood, body fluids and cells, calcium and magnesium. Adequate potassium is required to regulates your heart rate and keep your blood pressure under control. At the top of it cardamom can prevent platelet aggregation and inflammation reducing the risk of blood clots and strokes. Due to right amount of potassium and magnesium content Cardamom increases circulation of blood within lungs aiding in relieving the symptoms of breathing problems like asthma, cold and cough. Cardamom works as a warm digestive tonic that can deal with indigestion, flatulence and acidity, it stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, which in turn improves appetite and digestion. Antioxidant: Many of the vitamins, phytonutrients, essential oils and magnese, which helps produce enzymes that destroy free radicals cardamom act as antioxidants, cleaning up free radicals and resisting cellular ageing. Having antibacterial properties cardamom can easily fight the germs that cause bad breath, mouth ulcers and infections of the mouth and throat. Another major component is copper. Working with iron and essential vitamins like riboflavin, vitamin C and niacin play vital role in the production of red blood cells and cellular metabolism being great to fight anemia. It also acts as a powerful home remedy for headaches.