NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF CARDAMOM
This little spice cardamom is present in kitchen of every indian household. People have been using it for centuries in making tea, kadhas, sweets, curries and also as medicine. Its aroma, its taste is liked by almost all. But still many people are unaware of its nutritional benefits. Lets take a look at nutritional benefits of this little elaichi that we daily add in our morning tea…..
- Cardamom is excellent source of manganese and iron.
- It has good amounts of other minerals like calcium, pottasium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
- It contains good amounts of vit. C and B complex vitamins.
- It contains wealth of essential oils.
- It has stimulative, digestive, carminative, diuretic and antispasmodic properties.
- It enhances appetite.
- It eases indigestion, gas, flatulence, acidity and constipation.
- It has antibacterial action, thus prevents bad breath. Component of cardamom oil called cineole has antibacterial properties that fights bad breath.
- It is also beneficial in urinary tract infections.
- It lowers B.P. and prevents formation of blood clots.
- It also cures cough and cold.
NATURAL REMEDIES WITH CARDAMOM
- For instant relief in headache, apply cardamom paste on the forehead.
- In stomach ache, crush two cardamoms and mix it in 1 tsp honey and consume.
- For protection against heat stroke, chew a cardamom pod before going out in the sun.
- Boil cardamom in water. Add little honey and drink this cardamom tea. It is effective in cold and cough.
- Eating a pod of cardamom after meal aids digestion.
- Inhale sweet and soothing aroma of cardamom oil may help in treating insomnia.
Adopt these natural remedies and have the maximum benefits of cardamom. For customized and individualized diet plans, contact:
Dt. Neena (MSc dfsm) (Course in Low FODMAP diet from Monash University, Australia) (Life member of IDA)
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