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The History and Health Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom or Elaichi is a quite popular spice, especially among the tea lovers, adding two-three pods of elaichi enhances the flavour of a regular tea. Besides providing amazing healing effect to a sore throat or a running nose, elaichi has some amazing health benefits that can cure as well as prevent from several health issues.

Even the biryani lovers drool over the aroma of cardamon and how it can accentuate the taste of the dish! This spice is made from seeds of several plants that belong to Zingiberaceae family. Popularly known as the Queen of Spices is widely used in Asian cuisines and are available in two varieties namely green and black cardamom. Both of these varieties are packed with amazing health benefits.
Cardamom as a spices enhances the flavour of any dish, cardamom as a medicine has innumerable health benefits but did you know cardamom can also be used a beauty product? Elaichi has some magical skin effects that can be your new go to remedy for various skin issues. Read on to know more about them.
Heals acne, clears out blemishes:
Cardamom has antibacterial properties that helps in healing breakouts and also acts as a skin purifier by clearing out blemishes. It helps in giving you a clearer and evened out complexion. It makes your skin even toned and also can improve your skin complexion.

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Purifies blood, thus prevents skin allergies and impacts a natural glow:
Cardamom has a high quantity of Vitamin C, thus provides antioxidants and helps in purifying the blood. It also regulates the blood circulation of the body. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that prevents allergies. Therefore consumption of black cardamom helps in flushing out toxins from the body, impacting a glow from within look to your skin naturally.
Helps you in getting your beauty sleep!
Elaichi has a therapeutic aroma that calms the nerves and acts like a stress buster. A good sleep ensures a good skin, if you have a sound sleep every night then next morning you will experience a huge difference in how your skin looks and feels. Aroma therapy is understated when it comes to beauty, people are unaware of the magical effect that a good smell provides to your health. The aroma of cardamom can be used to instantly lift up your mood and brighten up your dull and tired skin!
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