Everything you need to know about Cardamom

By January 12, 2016Uncategorized

From reducing stomach pain, to curing your sore throat, cardamom – which you will find in a variety of our tasty baked snacks and lunch pots – has an array of health benefits.

Helps to control cholesterol

If you have fluctuating cholesterol levels, cardamom can counteract the surge of lipids in the body, helping to control your cholesterol.

Acts as an antidepressant

Cardamom essential oil is one of the main oils used in aromatherapy, especially when tackling depression.

Helps to reduce stomach pain

Cardamom is commonly used in Chinese medicine to help reduce stomach discomfort, including acidity, flatulence and stomach cramps.

Helps to control muscle spasms

If you’re someone that regularly suffers from muscle spasms, which can be painful, try adding cardamom to your diet. According to research, it can help to control and reduce muscle spasms.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Cardamom can help inflammation and irritation. Add it to your diet to help reduce pain in your joints.

Promotes healthy blood circulation

It has been proven that cardamom helps to relax you, and consequently, by consuming cardamom, you may benefit from improved blood circulation to the lungs. It has also been proved to cure symptoms of asthma and bronchitis for the same reason.

Aids nausea and vomiting

Traditionally, cardamom has been used as a remedy for nausea. It is an effective tonic and helps to calm the sensations of nausea.

Helps a sore throat

Both cardamom and cinnamon have been proved to help sore throats. Both can be boiled in water and gargled every morning to help relieve pain.

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