Ground Cardamom Seed Powder -100g
Scientific Name:Elettaria cardamomum
Elettaria cardamomum, commonly known as cardamom, is a pungent, aromatic, herbaceous, evergreen perennial of the ginger family. This plant is native to tropical areas of India, Burma and Sri Lanka.
Green Cardamom Powders are freshly ground to order by the Spice Library. Cardamom powder has a delightfully strong & slightly sweet aroma and flavour. Green Cardamom are mainly used in both savoury and sweet dishes.
"The antibacterial properties of cardamom are due to a chemical called eugenol. This chemical is responsible for the spicy smell of the seeds," Reda Elmardi, a registered dietician says.
A 2017 study suggests cardamom may have the ability to help control infections. The researchers tested cardamom essential oil on bacterial strains and found that it inhibited the growth of some common pathogens, including:
- Salmonella, which causes about 1.35 million food borne illnesses per year.
- Staph, another common food borne bacterium that causes about 240,000 illnesses per year.
- Candida, the cause of many fungal infections
Lower blood sugar and inflammation
One 2019 study explored whether cardamom could benefit diabetes treatment. In the study, 83 people with type 2 diabetes took a 3 g cardamom supplement daily for 10 weeks. According to the results, cardamom reduced participants' hemoglobin A1C — a test of average blood sugar — and Homa-IR — a measurement of insulin resistance more than a placebo supplement of rusk powder.
In another study from 2017, eight weeks of cardamom supplementation reduced CRP, a marker of inflammation, for 40 women with prediabetes.
Cardamom makes a great breath freshener, but it may provide additional benefits for your teeth and gums.
One 2020 study tested cardamom fruit and seed extract in a lab. The results suggest cardamom may inhibit the growth of the bacteria that causes gingivitis.
A small 2018 study suggests cardamom may help reduce liver inflammation. In the study, 43 people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and a BMI of 25 or greater took two 500 mg capsules of cardamom with meals three times per day for three months. In that time, biomarkers of inflammation in the liver decreased and protective factors increased, compared to a placebo group.
Although this study focused on people who already had liver issues, the results highlight the possibility that cardamom may decrease inflammation and have an overall positive impact on liver health.
Cardamom may have benefits for multiple aspects of your cardiovascular system.
A review of five studies found that cardamom supplementation appeared to have a significant effect in lowering levels of triglycerides — a form of fat that can lead to plaque buildup in your blood vessels and raise your risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart disease.
Another study from 2009 found that 1/2 teaspoon per day for 12 weeks of cardamom significantly reduced blood pressure and increased antioxidant status, says Jessica Houston, a nutritional scientist.
By the end of the study, the 20 participants' blood pressure, which started out at an average of 154/92 mm HG, had dropped to an average of 134/80 mm HG — much closer to a healthy blood pressure, which is 120/80 mm HG
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting affect up to 75% of pregnant people — and cardamom may be able to provide some relief.
A 2015 study divided 120 pregnant people with mild to moderate nausea and vomiting into two groups: One group took a placebo, and the other group took 500 mg of cardamom powder three times a day, half an hour before meals. The cardamom group had less intense feelings of nausea and less frequent vomiting compared to those taking a placebo.
Premium Quality - 100% natural Cardamom/Elaichi Powder
No preservatives, No Additives, No Added Color, Natural Aroma and Taste
• Imported 100% raw from India ✓
• Carefully Packed in Nigeria
• GMP Manufacturing ✓
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