Cardamom-Types, Uses, Health Benefits Dosage & How to Buy it

Cardamom - healing
    In nature, one of the herbs that has grown to counter many health problems is Cardamom. Cardamom ( botanical or scientific name: Elettaria Cardamomum) is a herbaceous plant which can alleviate more sufferings. It grows mainly in India and Sri Lanka but also popular in Nepal, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and its usefulness is not left out in America.

    There are also different varieties named according to their growth in some countries or properties with similar nutritional contents; some of them are Green Cardamom, True Cardamom, Black Cardamom that's also known as Hill Cardamom, Bengal Cardamom, Greater Cardamom, Brown Cardamom, Winged Cardamom, Nepal Cardamom and Indian Cardamom. There may be some others!

    It grows up to two or three meters high and its healing power is in the seeds of bawdy capsules. Painstakingly, they're harvested by hand before they are completely matured. Depending on the variety, you dry it in the Sun or over an open fire and then acted as a precious spice.

    Botanically, cardamom belongs to the ginger family, which differentiates between black and green cardamom. This article highlights the health aspects of the cardamom and its application as a remedy.

The curative effects of cardamom
    Spices that's been produced from cardamom also often have a beneficial effect in addition to their organoleptic qualities. Ideally, it combines both benefits in healthy prepared meals. There may be some complaints but nevertheless, an herbal extract can help.

    Cardamom is such a versatile spice plant because its seed capsules provide a valuable essential oil. In Ayurvedic, teaching the curative effect of cardamom seeds is undeniable and in the Western natural medicine, its wholesome spice is steadily gaining recognition.

    This cardamom oil has a wide spectrum, in regards to its different components. So the oil such as, Borneol and Cineole contains both substances and they are regarded as an expectorant and anti-bacterial as well as the circulation camphor.

    Where the possible healing effect is safely supported by the interplay of all the ingredients. Often, cardamom is applied in fighting digestive problems since the Spice stimulates stomach, gall bladder and salivary glands to make more fluid.

    Therefore, heavier meals can be digested better and shrink the bloated stomach or abdominal discomfort. In addition, the exotic capsules stimulate the appetite. Already, particularly for large feasts, the rulers of the ancient have taken the advantage of these effects.

    You can add plenty of cardamom to your luscious fat and sweet food and benefit from its aroma and the digestive powers at the same time. Cardamom also has soothing effects on respiratory tract diseases and it's also applied in asthma.

    It helps to loosen the mucus, mucous membranes swell up and the sinuses will be free again. Then, those affected can breathe deeply again. Cardamom is also
regarded as:
    Diuretic. With enough liquid, it helps to rinse through the bladder and kidney and prevent suffering of 'urine passage'. Cardamom is considered antispasmodic and mood enhancer which can prove helpful during menses or menopause.

    In Ayurvedic medicine, cardamom is referred to as a warming agent that stimulates the circulation. One who feels the chill easily, often cold feet or hands, should warm up more often with a cardamom tea. In addition, the essential oil of the spice is used in treating irritated skin.

    Furthermore, connoisseurs recommend its capsules against bad breath, about garlic consumption or the consumption of alcohol. The nutritional teachings of Ayurveda is based on the ancient knowledge of Vedic culture of India. The effect of the cardamom amoms survives in these teachings.

    According to this knowledge, regular consumption of cardamom also improves the performance of your memory.

Scientific studies
    The Naturopath and nutritionist, Dr. Uwe Siedentopp has been heavily involved with cardamom and its significance in the Chinese dietetics. The findings obtained are summarized in his comprehensive portrait of this plant.

    He emphasizes that the constituents of the cardamom essential oil and its diet-medical significance. While he turns out particularly, Cineole, myrcene and limonene as main components. The importance of the cardamom amoms in Western phytotherapy is also summarized by Siedentopp.

    So, choleretic (stimulate bile secretion), cholagogic (emptying of bile from the gallbladder and the biliary tract), karminative (resolution of flatulence) and virus can effect be attributed to the plant. Still, he found it useful in dyspeptic complaints and indigestion than the recognised indication areas with recommended average daily amount of 1.5 grams fruit drug.

    Also demonstrated in animal studies, that, cardamom has an antispasmodic effect. Inflammation too is marked off through the use of cardamom oil (both externally and internally).

    An article of the hospital newspaper of the clinic at Steigerwald in Gerolzhofen deals with the role of cardamom amoms as "herbal therapy helper". There, patients are treated after five pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), So, yes the Chinese medicinal therapy, phytotherapy.

    Cardamom is one of the remedies that "convert to pathological moisture" in this
therapy. The article also highlights the relationship between taste and effect and a comprehensive study is now released on the entire subject of TCM. While a significant improvement of the quality of life was experienced by the majority of the study participants.

Dosage forms
    Cardamom oil is applied in whatever form, essentially according to the type of complaints. It can be drunk as a tea or taken in capsule form. For external use, the extracts can be used in ointments, balms and bath accessories.

Green cardamom
    The taste of the green cardamom amoms is described as Sharp sweetness with a hint of eucalyptus. With its delicate, spicy aroma, it is advisable especially for sweets, to harmonize well with savory food. In the European bakery, it enriched mainly Christmas pastries with exotic touch.

    Together with other oriental spices, green cardamom, gingerbread and Christmas cookies are unique and easier to digest. Also, the sweet-tasting and pleasantly scented green cardamom gives a special touch to liqueurs as well as hot drinks. With green cardamom, ice cream and desserts taste is 'lip-licking'

Black cardamom
    The black cardamom grows in the Himalayas. It tastes bitter and earthy, a little like camphor, in addition to a smoky aroma. Therefore, it is more suitable as a healthy seasoning for the sounder dishes such as roast lamb and other meat dishes.

    The longer the Court stands, the more intense the taste is and that's reason the meals are usually prepared a day before. It has a smoky flavor when the delicate seeds are dried. In the Himalayas, which is usually on the open fire. Then, much
smoke is generated by wet firewood which runs through the densely layered fresh capsules. In ancient times, the black cardamom have been used as hair oil; mostly by men.

Ground Cardamom
    Ground cardamom is a fine powder that is extracted from the fruits capsules of the ginger-like plant. If you like it fresh, grind the neatly peeled seeds as needed in a small mill. However, cardamom is sold ready ground in aroma-safe packaging. Powdered cardamom can be good dose, which is advantageous in the kitchen but also in the scope of health.

    So, spice mixtures like Curry can be perfectly matched. In addition, the powder dissolves easily in soups or teas and mingle well in SALVES or tinctures.

Cardamom capsules
    To protect the delicate aroma of cardamom, cardamom seeds are left as long as possible in the capsule. Just before the consumption, you open the cardamom pod, and thus releases four to eight seeds. Usually the oily seeds are in a mortar, then crushed, crushed with a wide knife. Many Indian also cooked the capsules in their dishes.

The intake of cardamom
    For the application of the cardamom amoms in the kitchen, there are many traditional recipes, moreover, hobby and professional kitchen experiment like, with the versatile, healthy spice. In addition to the impact on health and its seasoning properties, cardamom is useful and popular in many ways. Be it Ground, crushed or capsules, the seeds are used in combination with other food.

Cardamom coffee
    Arabic coffee gets its distinctive flavor mostly from a portion of green cardamom. This not only that, the coffee taste is refined, the caffeinated beverage is also agreeable.

Cardamom in tea
    Cardamom is an integral part of the Ayurvedic Yogi tea. Indians love to add it in their Chai tea and probably it's a secret of every Indian family because the recipe is not well popularized but the finished tea blends are now commercially available. With its healing properties, cardamom seeds is also recommended as an ingredient for a wide variety of health tea.

Cardamom seeds
    Cardamom is referred to as an aphrodisiac by the Arabs since it increases their libido. Perfume manufacturers use its fragrance in bath to bring relaxing wellness moments. The exotic plant is also on the list of ingredients of the famous spirit of lemon balm. If you don't sleep well at night, you should drink a cup of warm milk with cardamom and cinnamon and you will be amazed in its positive effects.

    Cardamom has a millennia-old tradition in the Eastern world. Europeans know this and appreciate it since about 1200 years ago. It is an "all-rounder" amongst the natural remedies and as tasty, exotic spice. It enriches your sweet delicacies as well as hearty meals and drinks.

    Cardamom is of good health benefits and already, it's proactively used as kitchen condiment and to improve well-being in different forms because of its healthy effects of human body system.