CARDAMOM HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in DRY FRUITS AND SEEDS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health Benefits:

1.  The high concentration of lenoleic acid improves blood circulation in the lungs by the blood thinning action; hence cardamom is beneficial for relieving the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis.

2.  Oral administration of cardamom seeds is known for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, with rare cases of completely destroying the cells.

3.  Regular consumption of cardamom treats high cholesterol levels and reduces high blood pressure; thus, lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

4.  Sexual dysfunctions, like impotency and premature ejaculation, are successfully treated with cardamom, particularly when consumed with milk and honey.

5.  Due to its natural anti-bacterial property, cardamom helps in neutralizing dental bacteria, thereby fighting bad breath and other oral health issues.

6.  An infusion of cardamom and cinnamon is used for curing pharyngitis, sore throat, uvula relaxation and hoarseness during the infective stage of influenza.

7.  Cardamom has been highly effective in treating gastrointestinal problems, like indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, upset stomachs and flatulence.

8.  Due to its anti-spasmodic properties, cardamom helps in preventing spasms and convulsions.

9.  Inflamed nerves and backaches have been known to be successfully treated with the application of cardamom oil or consuming cardamom seeds.

10.              Cardamom boosts appetite in anorexic patients, a disorder characterized by excessive weight loss. Consuming cardamom increases hunger pangs, thereby helping in the recovery process.

11.              Cardamom stimulates the natural process of detoxification through sweating and urination, thereby purifying the entire body and strengthening the kidneys and urinary system.

12.              By reducing the air and water elements, cardamom relieves stomach dyspepsia, cures indigestion and soothes the mucus membrane. As such, the gas and heartburn caused by garlic and onion is effectively relieved by cardamom.

13.              Cardamom, when mixed with banana leaf powder and amla juice, is an excellent diuretic for treating gonorrhea (inflammation of the urethra or vagina), cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder), nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys) and burning or infrequent urination.

14.              Cardamom, when added to tea, gives a pleasant aroma, which serves as an effective remedy for depression.

15.              It has stimulating effects that secretes various enzymes and hormones, gastric juices, peristaltic motion, circulation and excretion; thereby maintaining proper metabolism.

16.              When combined with honey and other spices, cardamom acts as an effective cure for laryngitis and tuberculosis.

17.              Cardamom acts as a natural health tonic, when taken at bedtime, diluted with milk and honey. Besides, it is effective in preventing memory loss.

Minerals:

Nutritive value per 100 grams

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

311 Kcal

15.5%

Carbohydrates

68.47 g

52.5%

Protein

10.76 g

19%

Total Fat

6.7 g

23%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

28 g

70%

VITAMINS

 

 

Niacin

1.102 mg

7%

Pyridoxine

0.230 mg

18%

Riboflavin

0.182 mg

14%

Thiamin

0.198 mg

16.5%

Vitamin A

0 IU

0%

Vitamin C

21 mg

35%

ELECTROLYTES

 

 

Sodium

18 mg

1%

Potassium

1119 mg

24%

MINERALS

 

 

Calcium

383 mg

38%

Copper

0.383 mg

42.5%

Iron

13.97 mg

175%

Magnesium

229 mg

57%

Manganese

28 mg

1217%

Phosphorus

178 mg

25%

Zinc

7.47 mg

68%

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