(available in seeds and oil)
The health benefits of cardamom include gastrointestinal protection, cholesterol control, control of cancer, relief from cardiovascular issues, and improvement of blood circulation in the body. It is useful for curing dental diseases and urinary tract infections such as cystitis, nephritis, and gonorrhea. Cardamom possesses aphrodisiac properties and is also used as a cure for impotence, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation.
Cardamom is an herb. The seeds and oil from the seeds are used to make medicine.
Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, constipation, liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite. It is also used for common cold and other infections, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat, urinary problems, epilepsy, headache, and high blood pressure.
Early research shows that taking cardamom by mouth might help reduce blood pressure in people with newly-diagnosed, untreated high blood pressure.
Cardamom contains chemicals that might treat intestinal spasms, kill some bacteria, reduce swelling, and help the immune system.
Cardamom is rich in various vitamins and micronutrients as well. These include niacin, pyridoxine,riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin A,vitamin C, sodium, potassium,calcium, copper, iron, manganese,magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc