India is a home of spices. The multitudinal range of Indian spices outshines the world when it comes to its correct use. Did you know that each spice has its own seasonal use? The measurement of how much of a particular spice should go in your daily food depends on the seasons. For example: the use of hot spices such as cloves and peppercorn is more in winters and less in summers.
There are 3 important reasons why you should include cardamom in your daily diet:
- To promote digestion
Cardamom is one of the spices that is very-well known for digestion for years now. It helps to get relief from nausea, vomiting and bowel or stomach discomfort. The most outstanding property of cardamom is its fighting ability against ulcers. They help in fighting against gastric ulcers and heal you from any kind of discomfort you may face after having your food. Many of its compounds are used in supplements to get the best and long-lasting effects. However, there is still more clinical research going on with respect to cardamom treating stomach ulcers.
- To fight against chronic diseases
Cardamom is a spice with natural anti-inflammatory properties. Its compounds help in soothing the liver, heart and stomach inflammation. Although, acute inflammation is okay, but long-term inflammation leads to chronic illnesses within the body. The large number of antioxidants in cardamom protects cell damage and stops the reoccurrence of inflammation. A lot of research is going on to still confirm on its effects of anti-inflammatory properties on humans.
- To prevent tooth cavities and treat other dental infections
Studies prove that cardamom essential oils and extracts have necessary compounds that combat against dental bacterial infection. There are certain tests that proved that these cardamom compounds have proven to be more effective than the standard drugs or toothpastes. The antibacterial properties of cardamom work faster if you can chew a pod or two of raw cardamom after a meal. The soothing so-called mint effect also helps in getting rid of any bad breath you might be suffering from.