Cardamom is not just a flavorful spice, but it has myriad health benefits as well. It improves digestion, reduces stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting, and stimulates appetite. Its antioxidants protect the heart, liver, and the kidney and even prevent skin and colon cancer. Drink a cup of cardamom tea to treat cough and cold and chew a pod to fight bad breath.
Cardamom has long been an ayurvedic staple for clearing up ama or toxins in the body. Modern science recognizes this as its diuretic effect – water retention can make you look puffy. Cardamom can also prevent deposition of fat in the abdomen, lower the bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and improve glucose tolerance, all of which raise your risk of metabolic syndrome. It can also balance the gut flora and boost digestion.
You can minimize the odor caused by sulfur compounds in garlic and onions. Soak sliced onion in water, lime juice or vinegar solution for some time before cooking. After eating, chew on carrots, parsley, cardamom, coffee beans or suck a lemon wedge. Drink some green or peppermint tea, apple juice or milk. Use lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or baking soda solution as a mouthwash.
Cardamom's rich and varied content comes from more than 25 volatile oils, plant compounds that impart fragrance. Cardamom has been used to treat an impressive variety of health problems, including heart disease, respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, and flu, and digestive problems such as bad breath, colic, constipation and diarrhea.
Cardamom is one among the most expensive spices in the world (out priced only by vanilla and saffron) and is used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Botanically, it belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae and it is the seed pods of these plants that constitute the spice called cardamom.[.....]
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