Meet the Cardamom! This aromatic herb from the Plantae kingdom is sourced from the rainforests of India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Sumata.
It has been known since ancient times for its excellent benefits and properties for health and gastronomy since 700 in India and then it was known for its distribution in Europe in 1200.
Today, Cardamom is known in South and Central American countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, and its main cultivation center is in India and Siri Lanka.
This plant is generally used for gastronomy, due to its unique flavor and intense aroma, but did you know that it also brings hundreds of benefits to your body? Let’s see!
Properties and benefits of Cardamom.
Cardamom has essential oils which help and strengthen the body, as well as promote good health, since they improve and relieve pain, serve as relaxing agents and also work for beauty.
In addition, it contains starch, which strengthens and gives energy to our body.
Starch also works to activate metabolism and gives a feeling of satiety, making it essential for those who want to lose weight. It also helps the intestine fight pathogens that damage it.
Cardamom contains Fiber, which is highly recommended by doctors to keep digestion and bowel movement in good condition. It also supports good colon health and prevents future problems with constipation.
Cardamom has a stimulating effect on the body, which makes us stay alert, energetic and active throughout the day.
Also, as mentioned before and thanks to its essential oils, cardamom has been found effective in relieving headaches, general discomfort, pain caused by hemorrhoid inflammation and any type of inflammation, and it will also prevent and combat all possible infections that can or do occur in the body.
Cardamom helps reduce bad body odors , caused by sweating or bad breath. In addition, thanks to its diuretic properties, it allows urination to be correct and constant, prevents fluid retention and keeps the urinary system in good condition.
As we have mentioned previously, thanks to its fiber and essential oils, Cardamom accelerates metabolism and also maintains a well-functioning digestive system, making it ideal if you are looking to lose weight naturally.
Cardamom also helps us to relieve pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids, thanks to its anti-inflammatory power it will help us to better deal with possible infections that occur in the body.
Here are some uses you can make of this wonderful plant:
- Tea: To make a delicious and relaxing Cardamom tea you must place ¼ cup of seeds in half a cup of boiling water for five minutes. Then put the water in a teapot with black tea, strain the seeds and enjoy!
- Meals: Put some Cardamom seeds in your grinder and add them to your favorite foods when cooking them to add more flavor and aroma to them.
- Stomach pain: To improve stomach upset, place 10 drops of Cardamom essence in olive oil and then gently rub on the stomach for 5 minutes.
- Appetite: If you suffer from a lack of appetite, take the aforementioned cardamom tea 30 minutes before meals to increase your desire to eat.
You can also use the infusion of oil with Cardamom to perform relaxing massages on other parts of the body.
The tea can also be used to avoid stomach problems, such as diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, slow digestion, among others.
To do this, you should drink the tea 3 times a day if you suffer from an intestinal problem.
Remember to consult with your doctor before starting any treatment with medicinal plants.