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April 13, 2021

Health benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom is the Queen of Spice with an intense but slightly sweet flavour. Because of its sweet and sour taste, some people compare it with mint. However, people use this spice for centuries both in cooking and as medicine. Moreover, it is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Arabic dishes.

In this blog, we will discover the health benefits of this spice. Further, somehow one can add this spice to your meals to get health benefits?

Origin

Guatemala, Malaysia, and Tanzania, and India is the origin of cardamom, however, it is available worldwide. Like ginger, it comes from the seeds of different plants that belong to the same family.

People use cardamom seeds in curries, desserts, meat dishes, and beverages like tea and coffee.  Cardamom provides several health benefits because it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Several pieces of research have been conducted on Cardamom that shows its health benefits. Some people use ground cardamom spice powder produced from seed as an essential oil, while others use it as a herbal supplement in the form of capsules.

Health Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom is a fantastic spice that provides several health benefits. A few of them are:

Lowers Blood Pressure

Cardamom has antioxidant as well as diuretic properties that help in lowering blood pressure.

In scientific research, researchers gave three grams of cardamom powder each day to 20 adults with high blood pressure. After 12 weeks, results were evident.  As their blood pressure level notably decreased to the average level.

Moreover, this spice also has diuretic properties that mean it promotes urination.  Therefore, it naturally reduces the blood pressure level.

Fights against cancer-causing compounds

Cardamom contains compounds that fight against cancer cells. Another research conducted and shown similar results. Hence, cardamom powder can increase certain enzymes’ activity that helps in fighting cancerous compounds.

Protect from Chronic Diseases

Cardamom is rich in such compounds that fight inflammation. Whereas, Inflammation occurs foreign substances attack the human body. Hence these long-term inflammations can lead to several chronic diseases.

Antioxidants in Cardamom fight against these foreign substances and protect the body from chronic diseases. While another research showed that cardamom extract in doses of 50–100 mg per kg of bodyweight effectively inhibited at least four different inflammatory compounds in the research.

However, these antioxidants in Cardamom also protect the body from chronic diseases by fighting against the compounds.

Treat Bad Breath and Cavities

Some people use Cardamom to treat bad breath because of its anti-bacterial properties. Moreover, in ancient times, Cardamom was used to treat bad breath and improve overall oral health.

Cardamom gives a mint fresh breath by fighting against common mouth bacteria. Another study points out that Cardamom fight five bacteria that cause dental cavities. In some test tube cases, the extracts prevented the growth of the bacteria by up to 0.82 inches.

Thus, keeping in view all these fantastic spice’s health benefits, it is essential to add them to our daily meals.

Where to Buy?

  • Qaenat chooses handpicked premium cardamom from the lush green plantations of its origin
  • A unique ‘Aroma Lock Pack’ which preserves the richness of aroma.
  • We guarantee premium quality.
  • Worldwide shipping service is available.

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