The aromatic seed of India, Cardamom is extremely popular across the globe. We have already shared the goodness of Green Cardamom, which is often considered as 'Queen of Spices’. Now next is the second version of Cardamom, Black Cardamom
Majorly grown in the sub-Himalayan region of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Nepal and Bhutan, Black cardamom is also known as winged cardamom, hill cardamom, Bengal cardamom, greater cardamom, Indian cardamom, and Nepal cardamom.
Black cardamom is a perennial herb that contains numerous health benefits. For example, chewing a few seeds of cardamom can help increase your appetite. Black cardamom oil can be used for massages to get rid of mental or emotional stress. Its oil can also help you to curb acute pain like a headache.
Black cardamom seeds provide many health benefits, including for the body, skin and hair. We briefly discuss them below.
Black cardamom provides respiratory relief
Black cardamom is a natural remedy for respiratory problems. You can combat asthma, cold, cough and bronchitis with these black pods.
Black cardamom improves dental health
Black cardamom contains a strong aromatic flavour, and can fight dental disorders such as teeth and gum infections, as well as bad breath.
Black cardamom improves gastro-intestinal health
Black cardamom can stimulate and regulate the gastric and intestinal glands to secrete essential juices. Being carminative in nature, black cardamom provide relief from abdominal gas, indigestion and flatulence.
Black cardamom improves cardiovascular health
Regular intake of black cardamom will keep your heart healthy, your blood pressure under check, and also reduce the chances of a blood clot.
Black cardamom has anti-cancer properties
Black cardamom contains two kinds of antioxidants: Diindolylmethane and Indole-3-Carbinol. These antioxidants help combat colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer. They also prevent the growth of cancerous cells.
Black cardamom has antibacterial properties
Regular intake of black cardamom will boost your immunity and protect you from bacterial infections.
Black cardamom has antioxidants that are good for your skin
Full of antioxidants, vitamin C and the essential mineral potassium, black cardamom can keep your internal system free from toxic materials. It improves blood circulation throughout the skin surface, and keeps it healthy. It contributes towards better skin complexion, and makes your skin look younger (it’s an important ingredient of many ayurvedic beauty products).
lack cardamom is good for your hair
Black cardamom's anti-oxidative properties help keep your scalp and hair strands nourished, while making your hair stronger, with thick and shiny tresses.