Native to the evergreen forests of India, cardamom is widely used in Indian cuisine and plays a significant role in Ayurvedic medicine in the treatment of mouth ulcers, digestive problems and emotional disorders. This citrus-pepper spice is the subject of modern research for its health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of cardamom. Digestion Cardamom belongs to the ginger family, and therefore, like ginger, it counteracts digestive problems. Use cardamom to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, heartburn, loss of appetite. Detoxification The spice helps the body get rid of toxins through the kidneys. Diuretic Cardamom is a good detoxifier, also due to its diuretic effect. This allows you to remove salt, excess water, toxins and infection from the kidneys, urinary tract and bladder. Depression Science has not yet studied the antidepressant qualities of the spice, however, Ayurvedic medicine speaks of cardamom tea as an effective remedy for emotional problems. Oral hygiene In addition to eliminating bad breath, cardamom is useful for mouth ulcers and infections. Pathogens The volatile essential oils of cardamom inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Anti-inflammatory Like ginger and turmeric, cardamom has some inflammation-suppressing properties that ease pain and swelling, especially of the mucous membranes, mouth, and throat.