Cardamom is a herb, originating from Southeast Asia, known for its particular smell and taste, as well as for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
- Helps combat oxidative stress
- Provides vitamins and phytonutrients
- Reduces mouth bacteria and fights bad breath
- Helps improve the digestive process
You can eat the fresh seeds, straight from the cardamom pod. You can also use them in other preparations such as tea, soups, smoothies, or as a complement to baking.
- One of its most important components, cineol, acts against the growth of bacterial microorganisms in our body.
- It helps in the digestive process in general, because by consuming cardamom, the release of bile acid is optimized, which has the role of breaking down different nutrients in the stomach.
Its consumption should be moderate in the general population. Pregnant women should consume even less, or consult a professional about cardamom consumption.
If you have gallstones, you should consume cardamom in low amounts.
- Currently there are studies focused on determining the properties of cardamom in the treatment of different disorders, such as diabetes. It may be shown in the future as an option to treat some of the consequences of such a disorder , .
- Cardamom has also been studied for its potential to lower blood pressure .
Green cardamom seeds, cardamom powder.