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Kerala Green Cardamom - इलायची

Updated: Sep 28, 2023

Kerala Spices - Green Cardamom of commerce is the dried ripe fruit (capsules of cardamom plant) often referred as the “Queen of Spices” because of its very pleasant aroma and taste.



Health Benefits:

Cardamom may help lower blood pressure, most likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties.

Certain compounds in cardamom may fight cancer and stop the growth of tumors in mice and test tubes. Human research is needed to validate if these results apply to humans as well.


The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body.


Cardamom may protect against digestive issues and has been shown to reduce the number and size of stomach ulcers in rats.


Cardamom is often used to treat bad breath and is a component of some chewing gums. This is because cardamom might be able to kill common mouth bacteria and prevent cavities.


The essential oils and extracts of cardamom may be effective against a variety of bacterial strains that contribute to fungal infections, food poisoning and stomach issues. However, research has only been conducted in test tubes and not in humans.


Cardamom may improve breathing by stimulating better oxygen uptake and relaxing air passage to the lungs in humans and animals.


A study on rats suggests that cardamom may help decrease high blood sugar levels, but more high-quality human studies are needed.


A limited number of studies suggests that cardamom supplements may decrease waist circumference and prevent anxious behaviors and fatty liver. The reasons behind these effects are unclear but may have to do with the spice’s high antioxidant content.


Using cardamom in cooking is safe for most people. Cardamom supplements and extracts have not been thoroughly researched and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare provider.


Above Information source is from

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cardamom-benefits#TOC_TITLE_HDR_11

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