Given the all-round health-benefits of Emperor Akbar cardamom, it’s often referred as Doctor Cardamom by some of our patrons. Of course, the cure is not just natural, it is nature itself.

Ayurveda, the Indian Vedic text of medicine written in the first century mentions the use of this versatile spice ‘Ela’, better known today as Cardamom, as a cure for many diseases. The immense power of Indian cardamom to detoxify our body from the effects of many types of mucous forming food is just one its abilities. Its regular use removes the accumulated toxins and enhances blood circulation. It is known to have anaesthetiuc, anti-allergic, anti-bacterial, anti-bronchitic and anti-septic properties too.

It can be consumed in several delicious ways across daily diets. Cardamom-Milk for one, is common in many parts of the world!

Some of the various health benefits of cardamom are:

Digestive -Emperorakbar

Cardamom is known to stimulate the secretion of bile acid in the stomach, aiding in digestion and fat metabolism. The spice prevents other gastrointestinal ailments like acid reflux, heartburn, diarrhea and more. It also stimulates metabolism, given its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Heart Health - Emperorakbar

Its antioxidant properties can promote heart health. Cardamom also contains fibre, the nutrient that can help lower cholesterol levels. The spice also lowers blood pressure levels. As per a report by the Harvard Medical School, cardamom is one of the ingredients heart experts usually include in their dinners.

Depression

According to a health report, cardamom can indeed help people cope with depression. Just powder a few seeds of cardamom and boil these in water along with everyday tea.

Asthma

Cardamom plays a role in fighting asthma symptoms like wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. The spice makes breathing easier by enhancing blood circulation within the lungs. It also fights related inflammation by soothing the mucus membranes. There are reports claiming the use of green cardamom to treat asthma, bronchitis, and numerous other respiratory issues.

Diabetes

Cardamom is extremely rich in Manganese a mineral that can lower the risk of diabetes. However, further research is required in this aspect.

Oral Health

Cardamom possesses antimicrobial properties that enhance oral health. According to the European Journal of General Dentistry, cardamom can protect against oral pathogens. The pungent taste of cardamom even stimulates the salivary flow and this can help prevent dental cavities.

Cardamom can also work well in treating bad breath. Especially with a mixture of spices including the seeds of anise and fennel.

Cardamom has been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for dealing with dental problems for many centuries. Research has verified the presence of antimicrobial properties in cardamom targeting common bacteria linked to cavities. It is also an ingredient in a traditional mouth rinse used to prevent dental plaque.

Sleep Trouble

Inhaling the sweet and soothing aroma of cardamom essential oil may help in treating sleep issues such as insomnia, restlessness and anxiety.