Cardamom is an herb that is used as a spice all over the world, native to Asia and southern India that grows up to 13 feet tall and belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and is related to ginger. Cardamom is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and calcium. It also has a good quantity of manganese, sodium, and iron. There is also a little copper and zinc present. As a culinary herb it is used to flavour spicy, hot curries and rice dishes. Cardamom is an incredibly rich yet light aromatic spice that reminds you of cinnamon, but has its own unique ambiance. Cardamom is antispasmodic which makes it handy for any types of stomach cramps caused by indigestion.
Cardamom is a good detoxifier is thanks to the diuretic properties. It helps clean out the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys, removing waste, salt, excess water, toxins, and combating infections too. Cardamom is used for mouth ulcers and infections of the mouth and throat also to cure bad breath.
Cardamom is full of the antioxidants, vitamin C, hence, regular consumption of the spice can keep your internal system free from toxic materials, thereby improving the circulation of blood throughout the skin surface and keeping it healthy. As it is antiseptic and antibacterial by nature, its consumption is also good for preventing irritation and infection on the scalp.
Cardamom is a good herb for men as it is also effective in treating premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. However, you should avoid using cardamom excessively since it can also bring about impotency. Cardamom is considered to be safe for most individuals and the potential side effects are not known. You should avoid taking cardamom in greater amounts than is normally found in food if you are breast feeding or pregnant or if you have gall stones. The correct dose of cardamom for treatment depends on many factors such as health, age, and other conditions.