Cardamom has a strong scent, a spice with a somewhat sweet taste. It originates in the Indian subcontinent but is used worldwide for sweet and tasty foods. It is sometimes compared with mint leaves. Cardamom increases the taste of many foods. Not only is it an enhancement of taste in food, but cardamom is also beneficial to our health.
There are many medicinal qualities of the famous spice cardamom. It helps to lower blood pressure, improve breathing, and reduce weight. In addition, cardamom can fight bacteria and protect the liver. Here are some more health benefits –
- Cardamom can be a friend for people with high blood pressure. In one study, researchers advised 20 adults with high blood pressure to eat 3 grams of cardamom powder a day for 12 weeks. After 12 weeks, the blood pressure levels of those people dropped significantly.
- Cardamom has been used for thousands of years to aid digestion. Cardamom is very effective in curing nausea and gastric ulcer.
- Cardamom kills the bacteria that cause bad odor in the mouth and refreshing the breath.
- Cardamom relieves colds and coughs. Mixing tea with cardamom and mixing it with honey can reduce the cough and cold.
- Research has shown that the habit of eating cardamom regularly helps prevent cancer. Cardamom inhibits the formation of cancer cells in the body.
- Regular habit of eating cardamom protects against mouth odor as well as mosquito infections, mouth ulcers, and various problems of teeth and gums.
- Cardamom can increase airflow to the lungs and improve breathing. Increases the body’s ability to consume oxygen during exercise. It works well in the treatment of asthma.
- Studies have shown that cardamom can lower blood sugar levels.
Too much of cardamom can lead to miscarriage during pregnancy. Cardamom may not be suitable for breastfeeding women. People who have stones in the bile should not take too much cardamom in food.