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7 Secrets Benefits of Eating Cardamom

The sweet, intense flavored spice that originated in India has made its way to sweet and savory dishes all across the globe. Much more than rendering a peculiar flavor, cardamom comes with immense health benefits.

Cardamom found its roots from India. It was an essential part of the ancient ayurvedic medicine system. Since then, it is a well-known home remedy to get rid of flu and common cold. Cardamom is naturally rich in a phytochemical “Cineole” that is responsible for its secret health benefits. An important antiseptic, cardamom renders an antimicrobial effect on the body along with many others.

Please do have a look at our wide variety of products prepared using Cardamom:

Ammiji’s Chai Masala
Almond and Dates Milk Mix
Imli Ka Amlana
Butterscotch and Cashew Thandai
Kesar Pista Thandai Powder
Rose Thandai or Shardai Powder
Zero Sugar Thandai Powder
Guava Atoms
Calcutta Paan~ Homemade Calcutta Style Dry Paan
Delhi Chocolate Paan – Homemade Chocolate Dry Paan
Nani Maa’s Meethi Saunth
Khajur Or Dates Pickle – Sweet & Sour
 Anardana Atoms – Homemade Churan Goli

Here are 7 secrets to eating the cardamom, a superfood that comes with magical health benefits that will blow your mind:

1. Lowering Blood Pressure

Cardamom have shown its positive effects to combat high blood pressure. In a recent study, 20 adults who had been diagnosed with high blood pressure were asked to include cardamom in their diet. After 12 weeks, there was a drop in the blood pressure numbers within the normal ranges. Cardamom is naturally very high in antioxidants and this blood pressure-lowering effect was studied to be the result of that. By the end of the study, the antioxidant status of the patients had subsequently increased, further proving the effect.
Moreover, cardamom has a natural diuretic effect as well which is also the reason for lowering blood pressure.

2. Helps in Fighting Cancer

Cardamom contains compounds that help in combating cancer. A study showed that cardamom powder naturally hypes up the activity of enzymes that help in fighting cancers. A study was carried out on the mice in which they were exposed to a compound that can cause skin cancer and then given 500 grams of cardamom/kg weight of the mice every day. After 12 weeks, only 29% of the exposed mice developed cancer. However, human research is yet to be done.

3. Helps in Combating Digestive Problems

Using cardamom to aid in digestion has been a practice dating back thousands of years. Research has shown the ability of cardamom’s anti-ulcer effect. A study was carried out on rats that showed cardamom extract prevents and reduces the size of gastric ulcers by as much as 50%.

Please do have a look at our wide variety of products prepared using Cardamom:

Ammiji’s Chai Masala
Almond and Dates Milk Mix
Imli Ka Amlana
Butterscotch and Cashew Thandai
Kesar Pista Thandai Powder
Rose Thandai or Shardai Powder
Zero Sugar Thandai Powder
Guava Atoms
Calcutta Paan~ Homemade Calcutta Style Dry Paan
Delhi Chocolate Paan – Homemade Chocolate Dry Paan
Nani Maa’s Meethi Saunth
Khajur Or Dates Pickle – Sweet & Sour
 Anardana Atoms – Homemade Churan Goli

4. Prevents Chronic Diseases

Cardamom is rich in providing natural anti-inflammatory effect. Inflammation in our body results from multiple factors and when prolonged leads to several chronic diseases. A study has shown that antioxidants found in the cardamom protect the cells against cell damage and also stop inflammation.

5. Improves Oral Health

Since ancient times, cardamom helps to improve oral health and bad breath. It is a common practice to eat cardamom after meals to freshen up the breath and mouth. Cardamom has an antibacterial effect and can fight up to five bacteria that can cause dental cavities. The minty effect of cardamom is also because of this antibacterial effect.

6. Prevents Against Infections

The anti-bacterial effect of cardamom is not only limited to oral health. Instead, research has proven that the extracts and essential oils found in the cardamom help in fighting various common strains of bacteria. From fighting fungal infections to fighting bacteria causing stomach inflammation, cardamom does it all.

7. Improves Breathing and Oxygen Supply

A surprising benefit of cardamom is that it helps in improving airflow to the lungs as well as improving breathing. Often used in Aromatherapy, cardamom increases the body’s ability to use oxygen more efficiently during any physical activity. In a study conducted, in which the participants were appeal to inhale the cardamom essential oil before hopping on the treadmill. Results showed that the participants who inhaled the oil had a high oxygen uptake as compared to those who didn’t. Cardamom has a relaxing effect on the airway that also plays its role in improving breathing and oxygen uptake.

Key Takeaway:

With so many immense benefits of cardamom, you have got every reason to include this ancient remedy in your daily diet. The best part about cardamom is you can add it to a variety of dishes as well as drinks to gain health benefits from this amazing superfood gifted by mother nature.


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Please do have a look at our wide variety of products prepared using Cardamom:

Ammiji’s Chai Masala
Almond and Dates Milk Mix
Imli Ka Amlana
Butterscotch and Cashew Thandai
Kesar Pista Thandai Powder
Rose Thandai or Shardai Powder
Zero Sugar Thandai Powder
Guava Atoms
Calcutta Paan~ Homemade Calcutta Style Dry Paan
Delhi Chocolate Paan – Homemade Chocolate Dry Paan
Nani Maa’s Meethi Saunth
Khajur Or Dates Pickle – Sweet & Sour
 Anardana Atoms – Homemade Churan Goli

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