Saturday, May 31, 2014

Benefits of Cardamom

-Motion sickness : For motion sickness or morning sickness  mix cardamom and cumin powder in lemonade and drink. This remedy is even useful for Pregnancy related nausea, headache, vomit and vertigo. Or simply chew cardamom.

- Insect bite: When insects like ant, ear warm, bee bite apply cardamom powder on it.

- Cures itchiness: Powder shells of cardamom and mix with soapberry water to cure old itchiness for whole body or scalp.

- Blood Pressure and cholesterol control : As cardamom is a diuretic fiber and potassium rich spice, it is very good for people with high blood pressure as it lower downs the elevated blood pressure level in the body. And phyto enzymes present in cardamom helps control cholesterol.

-Treats urinary disorders: Cardamom has been used in Ayurveda to help eliminating or preventing urinary disorders like cystisis, gonorrhea and nephritis 

- Digestive aid :  It helps in improving the digestion, by making the saliva secretion better and also rouses the nervous system to stimulate digestion. Cardamom is very much related to ginger and is used in the same way to deal with digestive problems. It can be used to combat nausea, loss of appetite, acidity, gas, heartburn, bloating, constipation and other digestive problems.

- Love potion / aphrodisiac: It is also used in love potions because of its aphrodisiac qualities. A catalyst for romance comes from its oil contents like borneol, camphor and eucalyptol which are volatile oils.

- Hiccups: Cardamom is an anti-spasmodic spice which can help you in getting rid of hiccups. This anti-spasmodic trait of cardamom provides relief from involuntary muscle spasms, like intestinal and stomach cramps.

- Detoxification: Cardamoms are known to detoxify the body. They cleanse and remove all the waste from the body through the kidneys.

- Anti carcinogenic properties : Many of the phyto nutrients, vitamins and essential oils which are present in cardamom act as antioxidants. This magical spice helps in cleaning up the free radicals and tends to resist cellular aging.

- Anti- depressant : cardamom tea is a perfect way to fight depression. It has a natural ingredient which tends to detoxify the body and rejuvenate the cells which altogether help in fighting depression.

- Cold & Flu: Cardamom is a pungent spice which tends to help in preventing and relieving cold and flu symptoms. Cardamom is a good home remedy for cold and flu.

- Pathogens: People having infections are suggested to consume cardamom which is known to prevent infections due to its therapeutic properties. The various essential oils in cardamom inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, mold and fungus.

- Oral health : Cardamom is a cure for bad breath. Apart from its trait that helps in curing bad breath, cardamom is also used for mouth ulcers and mouth infections.

-Anti-asthmatic Cardamom is considered to be highly beneficial for asthma patients. It also acts as a natural remedy for,  whooping cough and bronchitis.

- Fair skin: One of the benefits of cardamom is that it can provide you with fair skin. Cardamom essential oil helps in removing blemishes, thus giving you a fairer complexion.

- Improves Blood Circulation: Cardamom contains vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant. It improves blood circulation throughout the body, thus improving skin complexion as well.

- Treats Skin Allergy:Black cardamom has anti-bacterial properties. It can be used as an antiseptic to treat skin allergies.

- Therapeutic Properties: Cardamom can be mixed into skincare products for antiseptic and anti-inflammatory purposes to calm and soothe the skin, thanks to its therapeutic effects. When added to perfumes, it can stimulate the senses. Facial soaps use cardamom to impart a warming sensation on the skin. 

- Lip Care: Cardamom essential oil is often added to cosmetics that are applied to the lips such as lip balms to impart the taste of the oil and make them smooth.

- Clear Skin: Black cardamoms help in flushing out the toxins, free radicals and dangerous fluids those are harmful to the body including your skin. Therefore, chewing on some black cardamom detoxifies your body, thus providing you with a clearer skin.

-Nourishment for scalp: Mix some cardamom powder and water and apply it on the scalp. It will nourish scalp as well will prevent dandruff.

- Treatment of Scalp Infections: Cardamoms possess anti-bacterial properties which prevent the scalp from infections and irritation.

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* These are general guidelines but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
*Best approach is to eat variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
*Good things are good till used in moderation, overdo is not good.

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