Health Benefits Of Black Cardamom

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Cardamom is the ‘Queen of Spices'. Commonly known as elaichi in Hindi, cardamom is one of the spices that is very aromatic and used to add flavour and taste to several dishes. There are two coloured cardamoms available in the market; green and black cardamom. Apart from flavouring and adding a taste, cardamom is also used for its numerous health benefits.

Before going to the health benefits, lets first know what black cardamoms are. Black cardamoms are small black spices that have a very strong aromatic smell and health benefits. Also known as hill cardamoms, it is very popularly used in cooking for its unique taste and strong flavour.

The oil extracted from black cardamom seeds is used for many health and beauty benefits. There are numerous health benefits of having black cardamoms in your ingredients list. For example, it is very heart healthy. Black cardamoms control cardiac rhythm which balances the blood pressure, and reduces the chances of blood clot.

If you talk about beauty benefits, black cardamom oil is known for making the hair shiny, bouncy and thick. This is because black cardamoms provide nourishment and strength to the hair follicles which strengthens them from the roots and prevents hair fall. Black cardamom fights skin allergies and also reduces fine lines of ageing. Moreover, the essential oil is used in face packs to de-tan and get a glowing skin naturally.

Here are the best health benefits of black cardamoms which makes it popular. Take a look...

Health Benefits Of Black Cardamoms:


Gastro-Intestinal Health

Black cardamoms help have a healthy gastro-intestinal health by stimulating the gastric and intestinal glands. It increases the secretion of juices in the stomach which brings down the formation of stomach acids. This prevents gastric ulcers and other digestive problems.


Healthy Heart

Black cardamoms prevents heart diseases. It controls cardiac rhythm which balances the blood pressure, and reduces the chances of blood clot.


Treats Asthma

Black cardamom benefits the health of patients who suffer from respiratory problems like asthma, whooping cough, lung congestion, bronchitis etc. Chewing this spice increases air passage through the lungs.


Oral Care

Do you suffer from oral health problems like mouth odour, bleeding gums, tooth decay etc? Chew on some black cardamom. The healthy oils are known for benefiting the oral health.


Urinary Health

Black cardamom benefits the health as it is a natural diuretic which prevents dehydration, clears the urinary tract and keeps the renal system healthy.


Prevents Cancer

Black cardamom has anti-carcinogenic properties raise the amount of glutathione (an antioxidant) in the body, and prevents cancer cells from developing within.


Natural Detox

Black cardamoms are the natural detox which helps flush out toxins, free radicals and dangerous fluids in the body which may be harmful.



The black cardamom essential oil is often used to get instant relief from headache. It is anesthetic and sedative which fights stress, fatigue and nausea.


Boosts Immunity

As it is antiseptic and anti-bacterial, black cardamom provides protection against infections, and boosts the immune system.


Improves Blood Circulation

It has Vitamin C, an essential antioxidant which improves blood circulation throughout the body and improves skin complexion as well.


Get Fair Skin

Black cardamom also has beauty benefits. Its essential oil can help remove dark blemishes from the face and get a fair complexion.


Skin Allergy

Black cardamom has anti-bacterial properties and is an antiseptic which treats skin allergies.


Hair Care

Black cardamoms have anti-oxidative properties which provides nourishment to the scalp and hair follicles.


Scalp Infections

Its anti-bacterial properties prevents the scalp from infections and irritation.


Prevent Heat Stroke

In some parts, you will have to face heat stroke. To prevent this, have black cardamoms.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 17:27 [IST]
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