Posted on Jun 04, 2018, 6 p.m.
Cardamom has many culinary uses, but it is probably most known as a mouth freshener, it has many health benefits, and can be a vital component of overall health; benefits of which are attributed to its ability to reduce spasms and nausea, neutralize adverse effects of chemotherapy, as well as for its antiseptic, astringent, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, digestive, stimulant, diuretic, and stomachic qualities.
Cardamom, which is a versatile and extensively used spice worldwide which cardamom essential oil is extracted from seed of. Main constituents of this essential oil are limonene, sabinene, cineol, nerol, terpinene, geraniol. linalool, borneol, nerodilol, heptenone, beta Terpineol, alpha terpineol, alpha pinene, terpinyl acetate, myrcene, neryl acetate, cymene, heptacosane, linalyl acetate, and methyl heptenone.
Muscular and respiratory spasms can be cured with cardamom essential oil, effectively providing relief from muscle cramps, pulls, whooping cough, and asthma.
Cardamom essential oil mixed into water makes a great mouthwash that disinfects the oral cavity of all germs and eliminates bad breath due to cardamom having very strong yet safe antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, it is also a flavoring agent that will also help keep the food from spoiling due to microbial action. Mixed with water it can make a mild solution that can be used as a bath that will also disinfect skin and hair.
Cardamom is stomachic in nature which means it keeps the stomach healthy and promotes proper functions, and stimulate the whole digestive system, helping to maintain proper secretions of gastric juices, acids, and bile in the stomach, while it protects the stomach from infection.
Cardamom essential oil stimulates the entire system including metabolism, as well as boost spirits, and stimulate excretion of various hormones and enzymes, gastric juices, circulation, peristaltic motion, and excretion help to maintain proper metabolic actions throughout the body.
Warming effects of cardamom essential oil help heat up the body, promoting sweating, clearing of coughs and congestion, while relieving symptoms of the common cold, such as relieving headaches which result from illness and be a great help to cure diarrhea from illness.
Cardamom essential oil promotes urination which helps in weight loss, lowering blood pressure, removing toxins, and cleans calcium and urea deposits from kidneys.
Cardamom essential oil has an arousing effect that has been used in traditional medicines to help to cure sexual weakness, impotence, erectile dysfunctions, frigidity, and loss of libido.
Cardamom essential oil can help to neutralize effects of tobacco, insect bites, and ingestion of mild poisons. Cardamom essential oil is great for helping to clear bowels, cure colic, heal oral infections, remove bad breath, and alleviate pain of toothaches.
No toxic side effects have been noted from consuming cardamom essential oil, excessive amounts can result in overdose which will manifest as unrest and extra heating up of the body and digestive system resulting in loose bowels and irritation. Lactating mothers and pregnant women are advised not to ingest cardamom essential oil due to the irritation and warming effect may possibly harm the baby.
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