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Well cardamom stimulates the digestive system. Helps to cleanse the body of toxins, significantly activates the metabolism and fat burning process, is used in the treatment of obesity. Most often it is used as a tincture in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, for example, if bloating. In addition, cardamom improves appetite, digestion, eliminates bad breath, relieves the feeling of nausea and to stop vomiting (most often it is necessary for pregnant women during toxicosis).
Cardamom is used to treat colds, fevers, it helps with sore throat, cough and flu. Also, this spice helps to improve vision, strengthens the nervous system, reduces lethargy and apathy, widely used in the treatment of nervous disorders, depression. To eliminate fatigue and weakness can chew a grain of cardamom, and the condition improves.
The smell has a positive effect on the psyche and improves mood, relieves headaches, stimulates the brain and increases body tone. And the cardamom is a powerful aphrodisiac, it is used in the treatment of impotence in men, to minimize PMS symptoms in women. Also cardamom is used to treat diseases of the genitourinary system (cystitis, nephritis).
Cardamom is used in aromatherapy. Cardamom flavor invigorates, warms, relieves spasms. It is recommended if a person has impaired peripheral circulation (that is, constantly cold extremities). Cardamom is used for cough in the form of inhalation. One or two drops of this oil in the aroma lamp or the glass of wine would be enough to in humans increased sexual activity. Well it is a means to cope with stress and anxiety.
The essential oil of cardamom is used for baths. It perfectly relaxes the muscles and relieves tension. But this plant has contraindications: use only in low concentrations because of the possible appearance of skin rashes and irritations. It is forbidden to use the essential oil of cardamom and during pregnancy, ulcer of the stomach and if you have hypersensitivity to its components.