Top 15 compelling reasons to use cardamom often and generously

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 by: Carolanne Wright
Tags: cardamom, spices, herbal medicine

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises

(NaturalNews) Cinnamon has received plenty of press for its astounding health benefits, and rightly so. But did you know that cardamon is considered the "Queen of Spices" with its own list of exceptional wellness perks? Native to India and Sri Lanka, cardamom belongs to the ginger family and contains a cornucopia of beneficial volatile oils, vitamins and minerals. Ayurvedic medicine has recognized the merits of the spice for over 5,000 years, prescribing it for everything from digestive disorders to infectious illness to depression. And now, modern science has found that cardamom is a potent defense against cancer. Adding this sweet and peppery spice to your diet is not only tasty but also very healing.

Healthy virtues of cardamom

If you have any doubt about cardamon, have a look at the following benefits:

1. Aids digestion

2. Detoxifies

3. Calms muscle spasms and soreness

4. Heals urinary tract infections

5. Lowers blood pressure

6. Antiviral

7. Antioxidant

8. Prevents blood clots

9. Anti-inflammatory

10. Calms stress

11. Antibacterial

12. Diuretic

13. Aphrodisiac

14. Reduces acidity

15. Antifungal

Cardamom also shows promise as a powerful anti-cancer spice. Research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food discovered that an extract of black pepper and cardamom significantly enhanced the immune system, along with the activation of natural killer cells. The extract also regulated inflammatory response - another powerful therapeutic tool in the fight against cancer.

Likewise, a similar study in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention found a combination of cinnamon and cardamom displayed potent cancer destroying properties. Through anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and pro-cytotoxic activity, the mixture induced colon cancer cell death.

How to add more healthy spice to your life

With all the advantages of cardamom, using it daily is a positive step towards health. Here are a few ways to utilize this versatile spice:

Beverages - Take a cue from Middle Eastern cultures and brew coffee and black tea with ground cardamom. As an alkalizing spice, cardamom helps to reduce acid and neutralize caffeine. Cardamom can also be added to your favorite smoothie, lending an earthy vanilla flavor.

Food - Cardamom has a natural affinity with many edibles - especially stews, curries, puddings, chocolate and baked goods. Since the spice loses its flavor quickly, always purchase cardamom pods and crush the seeds when needed. Try a pinch of ground cardamom in your hot breakfast cereal for a delicious change of pace.

Dental care - Cardamom is one of nature's best sources of the phytochemical cineole - a formidable antiseptic. If suffering from gum disease or bad breath, add a drop of cardamom essential oil to your toothbrush and apply twice per day. Alternatively, a gargle made with a few drops of the oil in a glass of water can be used.

Colds, flu and respiratory ailments - To relieve illness, a hot tea of crushed cardamom seeds will help speed the healing process. Using a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder, crush 10-15 seeds and combine with three cups of purified water. Simmer uncovered over low heat for 30 minutes, strain and consume several times per day.

Massage - Use cardamom oil for a quick self-massage to alleviate stress, depression and muscle soreness. Add a few drops of cardamom essential oil to either almond, jojoba or apricot kernel oil. Rub onto feet, lower back, neck and shoulders along with the arms and legs. Pay special attention to inflamed joints. For a simple pick-me-up at the office, apply a few drops of the oil onto both temples.


About the author:
Carolanne believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, wellness coach and natural foods chef, she has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of green living for over 13 years. Through her website she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people who share a similar vision.

Follow on Facebook:

For Pinterest fans:

Find at Google+:



and Twitter:

Read her other articles on Natural News here:

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.