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Benefits of Cardamom And Its Side Effects

Cardamom is a highly fragrant spice from India which has gone on to become a must have ingredient in Indian cuisine and most sweets. Part of an ancient Indian heritage, choti elaichi as cardamom is commonly known as has to its list a plethora of health benefits it is capable of extending to the human body. Cardamom is widely known to help detoxify the body, aid in weight loss, fight depression, boost the immune system and alleviate hypertension among many other benefits.

Benefits of Cardamom And Its Side Effects

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Cardamom
Nutritional Value of Cardamom
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Cardamom
For gastrointestinal disorders
For body detoxification
As a breath freshener
Improves blood circulation
Cures urinary disorders
Aids in weight loss
Rids of insomnia
Alleviates joint pain
Enhances sex drive
Keeps dental problems at bay
Balances blood sugar
Treats problems of the throat
Uses of Cardamom
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cardamom
Cultivation of Cardamom

Cardamom

Cardamom is a small seed pod, having a papery exterior with small black seeds on the inside. It is an expensive spice known the world over for its rich aromatic culinary properties. It is used as a flavoring ingredient in drink, food and sweets. It has a minty flavor when consumed raw and is thus attributed as an efficient way to tackle with bad breath. Earlier used in Ayurveda as an herb, cardamom was known to widely cure tuberculosis, gastrointestinal disorders and as an antidote to poison.

Nutritional Value of Cardamom

Cardamom is highly rich in manganese in addition to iron, fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc, riboflavin, etc. Oils like pinene, sabinene, phellandrene, terpinene, linalool, myrcene, etc also form a major composition in cardamom. These oils though highly volatile are a major factor for various health benefits cardamom is attributed with. These oils render antioxidant properties, help improve digestion, stimulate metabolism and discourage tumor growth.

Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams

311 Calories
7 g Total Fat
18 mg Sodium
1,119 mg Potassium
68 g Total Carbohydrate
11 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

0.38 Calcium
35 % Vitamin C
77 % Iron
10 % Vitamin B-6
57 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Cardamom

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Cardamom
Health Benefits of Cardamom

For gastrointestinal disorders

Cardamom has been in use in Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine to treat gastrointestinal problems like stomach cramps, acidity, etc. The oils cardamom is composed of help strengthen the mucus lining in the stomach and increases the rate of saliva generation. The strong stomach lining results in an increase in appetite and saliva generation helps cool the stomach that prevents acidity.

For body detoxification

The toxins that the body releases as a result of the metabolic activities taking place throughout the day are required to be flushed out from the body. If any of these toxins stay in the body for a considerable amount of time, they give rise to problems like uric acid accumulation, premature aging, kidney stones, cancer, etc. Cardamom acts as a detoxifying agent helping in flushing out the toxins from the body keeping any medical disorders at bay.

As a breath freshener

A popular ingredient in chewing gums, cardamom owing to the presence of essential oils in its composition, has been popularly used as a breath freshener. The seeds are chewed on for the distinctive aroma the pods are characterized with.

Improves blood circulation

Cardamom is believed to help improve blood circulation in the lungs. It has thus been commonly used in aromatherapy owing to its ability to help alleviate symptoms and cure bronchitis and asthma. Cardamom also relieves the human body of stress and depression by enhancing the flow of blood throughout the body.

Cures urinary disorders

Medical conditions of the urinary tract like gonorrhea, cystitis, nephritis etc have been cured by the use of cardamom in the diet. Cardamom’s unique essential oil composition helps in imparting a healthy blood flow and enhanced body detox which in turn enable the body to keep conditions arising out of abnormal functioning of the said systems at bay.

Aids in weight loss

Cardamom owing to the characteristics endowed by the oil composition in its pod, boosts the body’s metabolism function apart from performing functions such as improving blood circulation and ridding the body of unnecessary toxins. All these factors combined result in a healthy fat burning rate causing the body to lose weight.

Rids of insomnia

Inhaling the distinctive aroma of cardamom or applying a little amount of cardamom oil around the nasal area helps get sound sleep and reduces problems that result in little or no sleep and restlessness during the night. It has been highly efficient in treating conditions of insomnia and anxiety.

Alleviates joint pain

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, cardamom is highly efficient in alleviating muscle and joint pain. Research has proved that cardamom plays a pivotal role in avoiding contraction and relaxation of muscles which results in spasms. The anti-carcinogenic properties help alleviate muscle and joint pain; especially in older adults.

Enhances sex drive

Owing to its aphrodisiac properties, cardamom is believed to eliminate problems like premature ejaculation and impotency. The unique aromatic and substance composition of cardamom makes it an ideal, low-risk option to treat problems relating to sexual shortcomings.

Keeps dental problems at bay

Cardamom, since ancient time has been used to treat oral problems. Be it bad breath, tooth cavity, or a microbial infection, use of cardamom is a safe and highly effective method to achieve oral hygiene.

Balances blood sugar

Cardamom has been highly efficient in controlling high blood sugar levels. This property that helps balance the body’s blood sugar level is owing to the high content of manganese present in cardamom.

Treats problems of the throat

Cardamom has been widely used to treat sore throat, nausea and irritation in the throat. Cardamom should be boiled in water and the water to be used for gargling to treat sore throat and throat infections.

Uses of Cardamom

Cardamom is widely used to treat problems affecting the mouth and throat. It helps rid of oral infections, ensures dental hygiene and cures sore throat. It also helps in regulating the blood sugar levels of the body, helps in detoxification, enhances blood flow and improves body's sexual potency. It is essentially effective in losing weight, treating joint pain, muscle spasms and treats problems of the gastrointestinal tract and the urinary tract.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Cardamom

Though extending an array of health benefits, cardamom is advisable to not be consumed without consulting with a trained physician by people allergic to certain food types, breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women. People suffering from gallstones are advised to not consume cardamom in its raw whole form; it is however safe to consume in the form of grinded spice in any cuisine.

Cultivation of Cardamom

Cardamom is an ancient, highly aromatic spice native to India and sees large cultivations in the continent of Asia. It is a papery pod green or black in colour containing small black seeds within. Countries like Guatemala, Tanzania, Sri Lanka and Malaysia have also emerged as major cultivators of cardamom. It usually grows in mountainous regions and forests and are spindle-shaped plants with its outgrowing as pods.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello doctor I am 15 years old and my hobby is playing football. Please tell me some exercises which I can do for the whole body to become stronger and fitter. Thank you.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga, PGDM
Homeopath, Indore
You can make your body fit by proper diet and exercise as well. To build your stamina, don’t just rely on physical activity, you also need to watch what you eat. Include a well-balanced diet by adding low-fat products, plenty of fruits and vegetables 1. Just do Warm up for ten to fifteen minutes of easy running. 2. For mental tiredness - do meditation and yoga 3. Mix it up. Run for two minutes at high intensity and then jog slowly for two-minutes, thirty-seconds. Run at top speed for 30 seconds and then jog for 45 seconds. Mix up your intervals at random. 4.Cool down for fifteen to twenty-five minutes. 5. All types of outdoor sports are best to overcome fatigue and boost your stamina level; this is because it is a form of aerobic exercise. Sports like football, basketball and all other sprinting games will help strengthen your heart 6. Include cardiovascular exercises like running, swimming, jumping etc. DIET TO INCREASE STAMINA- Peanut butter is also excellent for building stamina. It is high in calories and digests slowly. Consume peanut butter in combination with complex carbs. Lean meat, fish, chicken and eggs (IF YOU ARE NON- VEGETARIAN" Rich in protein, these foods are important for growth and development, muscle building and repair. -Be sure to eat breakfast -Eating fruits can provide you with immediate energy.-Avoid simple, processed sugars.-Incorporate foods that are rich in omega-3 into your diet.-Mineral dense foods can increase stamina - take green tea TO BOOST ENERGY - 1. Lemon water. The simplest way to get a boost ever 2. Fresh fruit. The natural sugar in fruit provides a quick pick-me-up when you're dragging and helps keep blood sugar levels steady because it's packed with fiber 3. Nuts 4. Dark chocolate 5. Whole-grain toast 6. Cardamom 7. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. 8. Spicy herbs can increase metabolism. 9. Greek yogurt has tons of protein. 10. Popcorn is a good source of carbs. 11. Leafy greens are full of iron that improves concentration levels. These above ways will help you boost stamina. I hope this will help you. For more queries contact.
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BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
your PROBLEMS UNDERWEIGHT /WEAKNESS/MAL ABSORPTION SYNDROME CAUSES - 1.Nutritional-Deficienciesof essential vitamins, minerals,proteins, carbohydrates fats. 2.Harmonal-deficiency of growth harmone, hyperactive thyroid etc 3.Apetite-Lack of appetite like anorexia liver problems like hepatitis 4.Indigestion-like dyspepsia etc 5.intestinal malabsorption syndrome like ibs, mas etc 6.Metabolic-Imbalance between anabilism (construction) and catabolism (destruction). 7.Prologed illness-TB ,Diabetes etc 8.Stress-Physical and mental stress 9.Genetics. 10. Addictions-over Alcohol smoke etc SOLUTIONS - Diet-Highly nutritious balanced food rich in vitamins minerals carbohydrates fats proteins etc. All green leafy vegetables cereales sprouts salads meat fruits dry fruits according to body need in calaories need deigestion and Body mass index helpful for growth. E.g.Red meat for tissue anabolism, milk for increasing bone mineral density. Exercise -specific exercises will enhance body anabolism and increases tissue anabolism e.g.Running, cycling,swimming etc. Nutritional supplement- combination of diatary suppliment Rich in all protein vitamin fats and minerals satisfying body needs. Has to be taken under supervision of doctor. Appetite stimulants-To increase appetite naturally safe like Hingvastak churna in ayurveda. Yoga and meditation for Stress. Free life styles and enough rest increase boys weight. EFFECTIVE HOME REMEDY - 1.Veg-.Banana Shake with Milk, Ghee,Sugar candy, cardamom and dates Mixture. 2.Non Veg-Roasted red Meat with ghee and meat marrow soups. EFFECTIVE HERB REMEDY 1.Veg-Asthavarga Chyanprash with banana milk shake and dry fruits and fruit juices. 2.Non veg-Ashelwagandha Rasayan with Meat and bone marrow soup. Note- U need proper Diet chart ,Disease exercise yoga and lifestyle Management to gain urweight safely and without any side effects. I have all these facilities along with me. I have good Ayurvedic treatment safe, no side effects for your problem. I need your detailed histroy investigation and previous treatmemt details to assess your problem exactly. U can consult me personally for your problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosperous life ahead. GOD BLESS U. Regards

My weight is close to 100 kgs, what do I do to reduce it to 75 in around a year. Also please suggest me diet as well. How will I get motivated to lose weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MBA (Healthcare)
Ayurveda, Dehradun
Hi Crunches, Twist Crunches, Side Crunch, Reverse Crunches, Vertical Leg Crunch, Bicycle Exercise, Lunge Twist, Rolling Plank are best exercises to reduce weight. Regimens 1. Old sali rice, Samvaka, Kodrava, Bajara, Maze (makka), Barley, Green gram (mudga), Kulattha, Pigeon pea (arhara ),Chick pea (chana), Brinjal, Parvala, Drum stick (shigru), Butter milk, Cardamom, Amalaki, Mustard oil, Luke warm water, Food substance with pungent, bitter and astringent taste should be recommended. 2. Freshly harvested sali rice, Wheat, Black gram (udada), Potato, Milk, Curd, Meet, Fish, Clarified butter, Jaggery and intake of water after meal should not be allowed. Useful single formulations in Ayurveda for Obesity 1. Suddha Silajatu (Black Bitumen) 500 mg twice a day with hot water. 2. Vijaysar Kwath (Terminalia tomentosa) 20 ml twice a day with honey. 3. Juice of 2 lemon + 4 tsf honey mixed with 1 glass of water. This drink should be taken in the morning for 50 days. There are so many medicines in Ayurveda to solve your problems. So do not worry be happy. You may talk to me privately without hesitation on Lybrate.
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BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
You should always Consult Dr. Before Taking any medicines. SELF MEDICATION IS DANGEROUS. Market is full of Body Muscle Building Products which r full of harmful contents like creatine and steroids which may harm your kidney etc. HERE R SOME SAFE TREATMENT FOR U. your PROBLEM UNDERWEIGHT/FOR WEIGHT GAIN/BODY MUSCLE BUILDING. Causes- 1.Nutritional-Deficienciesof essential vitamins, minerals,proteins, carbohydrates fats. 2.Harmonal-deficiency of growth harmone, hyperactive thyroid etc 3.Apetite-Lack of appetite like anorexia liver problems like hepatitis 4.Indigestion-like dyspepsia etc 5.intestinal malabsorption syndrome like ibs, mas etc 6.Metabolic-Imbalance between anabilism (construction) and catabolism (destruction). 7.Prologed illness-TB ,Diabetes etc 8.Stress-Physical and mental stress 9.Genetics. 10. Addictions-over Alcohol smoke etc *Solutions* Diet-Highly nutritious balanced food rich in vitamins minerals carbohydrates fats proteins etc. All green leafy vegetables cereales sprouts salads meat fruits dry fruits according to body need in calaories need deigestion and Body mass index helpful for growth. E.g.Red meat for tissue anabolism, milk for increasing bone mineral density. Exercise -specific exercises will enhance body anabolism and increases tissue anabolism e.g.Running, cycling,swimming etc. Nutritional supplement- combination of diatary suppliment Rich in all protein vitamin fats and minerals satisfying body needs. Has to be taken under supervision of doctor. Appetite stimulants-To increase appetite naturally safe like Hingvastak churna in ayurveda. Yoga and meditation for Stress. Free life styles and enough rest increase boys weight. Home remedy 1Veg-.Banana Shake with Milk, Ghee,Sugar candy, cardamom and dates Mixture. 2.Non Veg-Roasted red Meat with ghee and meat marrow soups. Herb remedy 1.Veg-Asthavarga Chyanprash with banana milk shake and dry fruits and fruit juices. 2.Non veg-Ashelwagandha Rasayan with Meat and bone marrow soup. Note- U need proper Diet chart ,Disease exercise yoga and lifestyle Management to gain urweight safely and without any side effects. I have all these facilities along with me. I have good Ayurvedic treatment safe, no side effects for your problem. I need your detailed histroy investigation and previous treatmemt details to assess your problem exactly. U can consult me personally for your problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosperous life ahead. GOD BLESS U. REGARDS

Dear madam/sir, I need information regarding diet planing for increase my weight and muscle building. Thanks.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
FOR UNDER WEIGHT PROBLEMS/MUSCLE BUILDING /TO GAIN WEIGHT. CAUSES- 1.Nutritional-Deficienciesof essential vitamins, minerals,proteins, carbohydrates fats. 2.Harmonal-deficiency of growth harmone, hyperactive thyroid etc 3.Apetite-Lack of appetite like anorexia liver problems like hepatitis 4.Indigestion-like dyspepsia etc 5.intestinal malabsorption syndrome like ibs, mas etc 6.Metabolic-Imbalance between anabilism (construction) and catabolism (destruction). 7.Prologed illness-TB ,Diabetes etc 8.Stress-Physical and mental stress 9.Genetics. 10. Addictions-over Alcohol smoke etc SOLUTIONS - Diet-Highly nutritious balanced food rich in vitamins minerals carbohydrates fats proteins etc. All green leafy vegetables cereales sprouts salads meat fruits dry fruits according to body need in calaories need deigestion and Body mass index helpful for growth. E.g.Red meat for tissue anabolism, milk for increasing bone mineral density. Exercise -specific exercises will enhance body anabolism and increases tissue anabolism e.g.Running, cycling,swimming etc. Nutritional supplement- combination of diatary suppliment Rich in all protein vitamin fats and minerals satisfying body needs. Has to be taken under supervision of doctor. Appetite stimulants-To increase appetite naturally safe like Hingvastak churna in ayurveda. Yoga and meditation for Stress. Free life styles and enough rest increase boys weight. HOME REMEDIES 1Veg-.Banana Shake with Milk, Ghee,Sugar candy, cardamom and dates Mixture. 2.Non Veg-Roasted red Meat with ghee and meat marrow soups. HERB REMEDIES 1.Veg-Asthavarga Chyanprash with banana milk shake and dry fruits and fruit juices. 2.Non veg-Ashelwagandha Rasayan with Meat and bone marrow soup. HEALTH SUPPLIMEMTS Cap. Medvita Powder F-Mass. NOTE- You need proper Diet chart ,Disease exercise yoga and lifestyle Management to gain urweight safely and without any side effects. I have all these facilities along with me. I have good Ayurvedic treatment safe, no side effects for your problem. KINDLY CONSULT ME FOR your PERSONALISED DIET PLAN. I need your detailed histroy investigation and previous treatmemt details to assess your problem exactly. You can consult me personally for your problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosperous life ahead. GOD BLESS YOU.
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Health Benefits Of Cardamom

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Cardamom

1] Improves digestionCardamom helps in stimulation and regular excretion of gastric juices in the stomach. It helps in balancing these acids in cases of acidity, thus providing relief during heart burns. A good benefit of cardamom is chewing it after a meal. This helps those suffering from flatulence and gas. Cardamom is also beneficial in relieving stomach cramps and hiccups.

2] Anti spasmodic – Cardamom helps in relieving muscle spasms and tremors. It improves blood circulation to the lungs and can be helpful for those suffering from whooping cough, sore throat, asthma or bronchitis.

 
3] Detoxifying agent – Cardamom helps in cleansing of body. It is considered to be a refinement spice against caffeine. It also helps those who want to quit addictions like smoking, alcohol, tobacco chewing, and even those who have a sweet tooth. It eliminates urges.

4] Treats urinary infection – One of the lesser known benefits of cardamom is that it is a diuretic and helps in increasing urination. It has thus been found to be helpful in urinary tract infections.

5] Helps in oral problems – It helps in curing tooth and gum infections. The most common benefits of cardamom is that it can be used as a mouth freshener. It is a boon to a vocalist as it helps in improving voice.

6] Essential volatile oils – Cardamom oil is full of antiseptic, anti depressant, anti ageing and antioxidant properties. Avail benefits of cardamom by applying this oil when you have headaches. Adding cardamom oil to bathing water helps in relieving depression, stress and in fighting common sicknesses and bodily strife.

7] Tonic – It enhances appetite. A well known benefit of cardamom includes decreasing nausea and vomiting. Cardamom helps in relieving mouth ulcers. It encourages the functioning of nervous system and helps in relieving weakness.

8] Good source of minerals – It contains potassium, calcium and magnesium. These minerals play a role in controlling heart rates, blood pressure and are important component of body fluids and cells.

It also contains copper, manganese and iron. These contribute to cardamom’s antioxidant and blood cell formation properties.

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Health Benefits Of Cardamom

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Cardamom

Health Benefits Of Cardamom 

Cardamom is native to the evergreen forests of India. This spice is commonly used in Indian cuisine, but it has also made its way into Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers, digestive problems, and even depression. Some of the health benefits of this peppery, citrus spice are now making their way into modern studies. It's well worth adding cardamom to your food for the flavor alone, but these health benefits are also something to consider whenever you break out the spices.

Digestion

Cardamom is related to ginger and can be used in much the same way to counteract digestive problems. Use it to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, and much more.

Detoxify

This spice helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.
Halitosis in India they chew cardamom after meals or whenever they need to freshen their breath.

Diuretic

Part of the reason cardamom is such a good detoxifies is thanks to the diuretic properties. It helps clean out the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys, removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins, and combating infections too.

Depression

The science behind the antidepressant qualities of cardamom hasn't been studied yet, but ayurvedic medicine swears by the tea as a means to fight depression.

Oral health

Apart from helping with bad breath, cardamom is used for mouth ulcers and infections of the mouth and throat.

Cold and flu

This pungent spice may help prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms. It's also used for bronchitis and coughs.

Cancer

Animal studies are showing promise that cardamom protects against, inhibits growth, and even kills some cancers.

Blood pressure

As a diuretic and fibre rich spice, cardamom significantly lowers blood pressure.

Blood clots

Cardamom prevents dangerous blood clots by preventing platelet aggregation and the sticking to the artery walls.

Antioxidant

Many of the vitamins, phytonutrients, and essential oils in cardamom act as antioxidants, cleaning up free radicals and resisting cellular ageing.

Pathogens

The volatile essential oils in cardamom inhibit the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungus, and mold.

Anti-inflammatory

Like ginger and turmeric, its relatives, cardamom has some anti-inflammatory properties that limit pain and swelling, especially in mucus membranes, the mouth, and throat.

Hiccups

Cardamom is an anti-spasmodic that can help get rid of hiccups. This also applies to other involuntary muscle spasms, like stomach and intestinal cramps.

Aphrodisiac

Traditional medicine lists cardamom as a powerful aphrodisiac that can help with erectile dysfunction and impotence.

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Health Benefits of Cardamom Especially for Nephritis Patients

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Durgapur
Health Benefits of Cardamom Especially for Nephritis Patients

Health Benefits of Cardamom Especially for Nephritis Patients

Table of Content

Cardamom
Nutritional Value of Cardamom
Nutritional facts Per 100 Grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Cardamom
For gastrointestinal disorders
For body detoxification
As a breath freshener
Improves blood circulation
Cures urinary disorders
Aids in weight loss
Rids of insomnia
Alleviates joint pain
Enhances sex drive
Keeps dental problems at bay
Balances blood sugar
Treats problems of the throat
Uses of Cardamom
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cardamom
Cultivation of Cardamom