So any guesses on what "Cardamom" is???
Well . . . it's a spice that's deep and earthy in flavor, but sharp, spicy with a crisp hint of sweet . . .
Now . . . "Cardamom", ginger and turmeric all belong to the same botanical family. But ginger and turmeric are roots, where "cardamom" are seeds.
"Cardamom" can be enjoyed in sweet and savory dishes and be paired with several other flavors such as ginger, citrus, rose water, coconut, pumpkin/squash, nuts and cinnamon.
So what are the benefits of this savory little seed???
We've been talking a lot about "good" and "bad" bacteria and the digestive tract . . .
Well . . . "cardamom" is great for boosting digestive health. It can relieve acidity, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and spasms, It's a diuretic which is great for detoxifying the body. And with this it helps clean out the urinary tract, bladder and kidneys by removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins and combating infections.
"Cardamom" has antioxidant properties improving your health. And guess what???
It's even good for your hair . . .
This spice can nourish the hair follicles and enhance hair strength. Just mix a little "cardamom" powder with water and wash your hair before you shampoo.
"Cardamom" can help reduce blood pressure, improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. It contains iron, potassium, and fiber which can help aid in intestinal issues such as heartburn and constipation.
It can relieve tension and anxiety, calm nerves, improve lethargy and boost the spirits. It also contains phytonutrients that help fight cancer, which boosts immunity.
"Cardamom" is also an anti-inflammatory and has hypolipidemic activities which can improve diabetes.
And best of all . . . according to the book of Healing Foods . . . it's an effective digestive stimulant and diuretic. It boosts the metabolism and helps the body burn fat more effectively, managing conditions like indigestion, constipation and water retention,
Therefore . . . this spice is an important weight loss spice.
And to finish up with this spice . . . "Cardamom" extract can enhance the activity of antioxidant called "glutathione". Tomorrow we'll talk more of about the function of this very important antioxidant to optimal health.
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