Cardamom - is one of the oldest spices that came to us from the East.
It is famous not only delicious and something even the original taste and aroma, but also healing properties. In the Middle Ages the use of cardamom was well known to doctors, he even considered a true cure for many diseases, attributed to him a unique healing power.
The use of cardamom can be easily explained by its rich chemical composition. Its seeds contain fatty acids, starch, protein and micronutrients (manganese, copper, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus). It also contains ascorbic acid and vitamin B. In addition, cardamom seeds are rich in content and essential oils (limonene, terpineol, tsiteol). These are oil and cardamom give it a sharp, burning, but the gentle and pleasant smell.
The properties of cardamom
Cardamom is an excellent stimulant for the digestive system. By the useful properties of cardamom can be attributed to its antioxidant action, thanks to which this spice helps cleanse the human body of toxins and impurities, thereby protecting it from the many diseases of the cardiovascular system and the musculoskeletal system.
The use of cardamom in the treatment of obesity, no one doubts. It will significantly increase the fat and energy metabolism, which leads to gradual weight loss.
In pharmacies sold cardamom tincture. It is used to improve appetite, normalization of digestion, elimination of bloating (flatulence).
Antiemetic properties of cardamom can be used infusion or decoction of the spices for the treatment of early toxicity pregnant.
Use cardamom evident in the treatment of colds. It reduces the severity of pain in the throat, helping to reduce elevated body temperature, softens cough.
This spice improves color vision, and normalizes the activity of the nervous system. It is proved that the cardamom enhances mood and vitality. Therefore, doctors neurologists recommend it to patients with neurological disorders and depressive states. When the expression of feelings of fatigue and bad mood, just chew one - two grains of cardamom and you will immediately feel a surge of energy and strength.
Cardamom is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs. It improves male potency and reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome in women. In urology cardamom is used in treatment of diseases of the urinary system (nephritis, cystitis, urethritis).
People suffering from hypertension, it is recommended to add the finely milled grain of cardamom in the coffee or tea, as This spice is partially destroys caffeine and avoiding high blood pressure and the development of tachycardia.
Bath, you can use the essential oil of cardamom. It is perfectly relieves nervous and muscle tension. But you must use it in minimal doses. During pregnancy, the presence of skin diseases cardamom oil is contraindicated.
Like any other spice, cardamom is a product with a sufficiently high allergenicity. Therefore, if you have never used the cardamom and suffer from allergies, you advisable to consult a doctor and do a medical test. Increased risk include people suffering from intolerance to ginger.
Do not use cardamom food for people with liver disease and gall bladder, pancreatitis, gastritis and gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer. Harm cardamom for them is that this spice enhances the production of gastric and pancreatic juices, bile, and this may cause exacerbation of the disease.