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Cardamom Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

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Recipes with Cardamom: Poppy Seed Sleepy Time Tea
Recipes with Cardamom: Poppy Seed Sleepy Time Tea

Cleansing the Stomach

Cardamom offers more than its delightful and appetizing flavor, it is chock full of medicinal benefits. Cardamom is highly aromatic. Like perfume, it has a strong smell. This aromatic quality is the source of its use as an herbal pharmaceutical for centuries. Aromatic spices are a powerful friend to those with a myriad of digestive difficulties, from belching to vomiting and sluggish digestion. When food stagnates or moves up, cardamom moves it back down. It accelerates the gastric emptying rate, meaning it relaxes the stomach valves that prevent your food from entering the small intestine. That makes aromatic spices especially useful when your 'eyes are bigger than your stomach,' i.e. after thanksgiving or any heavy meal that bogs down your digestion, making you feel like there is a brick in your stomach. In the process, cardamom relieves nausea and has been used as an aid in morning sickness.

Muscle Relaxant

Remember the "fresh and clean as a York Peppermint Patty" commercials of the 80's? Peppermint, like cardamom, is a strong aromatic. All aromatics have a fresh and clean quality to them that is also somewhat shocking. This shocking quality literally numbs muscle tissue - forcing it to relax. That's why so many muscle balms - such as the Chinese formula Tiger Balm and Bengay are highly aromatic, familiar scents to anyone who has spent time at the gym.

Cardamom is no exception - it relaxes your muscle tissue, and is a calming antispasmodic useful in colic, asthma, and the throbbing pain of a headache (caused by a spasm in blood vessels). Aromatic herbs like cardamom and peppermint are so important, at Joyful Belly we consider cardamom to be the 'missing 7th taste of Ayurveda'.

Other Benefits

Cardamom is also Ayurveda's most powerful mucus destroyer. As with all aromatics, cardamom is a diaphoretic that opens your pores, encouraging a mild sweat that cleanses the skin, aids low grade fevers, and cleanses the lymphatic system. It is a bronchodilator - helping to improve breathing in asthmatics.

Use in Herb Formulas

Additionally, cardamom acts as a carrier herb, assisting in the digestion and assimilation of heavier herbs used in tonic formulas. Heavy herbs like shatavari, ashwagandha, vidari, and bala are made more accessible with cardamoms digestive assistance
Recipes with Cardamom: Mulled Spiced Wine
Recipes with Cardamom: Mulled Spiced Wine

About Cardamom

Love for cardamom resonates through history - for instance, ancient Egyptians chewed cardamom to whiten their teeth and sweeten their breath. Cardamom helps take the edge off of caffeine in the famous drink Turkish coffee. Cardamom is a member of the ginger plant family along with turmeric.

Buying & Preparation

The spice can be purchased as a grayish powder, in the form of the whole light-green pod, or as the tiny uncrushed seed within the pod. The essential oils (the fresh taste and the medicinal value) evaporate quickly after it is ground. For this reason, we recommend the uncrushed seed. If you buy whole pods, peel the outer layer of skin from the pod. Then grind in a coffee grinder or crush with a mortar and pestle just before use.

Cooking Cardamom

Cardamom is a fresh and wonderful garnish in beverages and on fruits. The unmistakable accent of cardamom is a key ingredient of Indian chai, a spicy tea with ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cardamom is common in many desserts like rice pudding, where it reduces the mucus-forming qualities of dairy products. In Scandinavian countries, this versatile, pleasant and aromatic spice is perfect accompaniment to a lamb roast, helping protein digestion. As a strong spice, we generally use 1/8tsp per person in recipes.

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Is Cardamom Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 1/8 tsp
SPECIES: Elettaria cardamomum

EAT IN: SPRING, SUMMER

Biocharacteristics of Cardamom

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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DRY

ABOUT DRY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Dry is identified by lack of moisture, lack of fat, or anything that causes diuresis.

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LIGHT

ABOUT LIGHT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Lightness is identified by reduced weight.

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TASTES
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The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

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DOSHAS
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The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

STRONG AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Moves Energy:
Outward

OUTWARD

Outward-moving substances stimulate circulation, push heat towards the skin, or are stimulating.

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Affinity: Digestion, Respiratory Health
Family: Zingiberaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Cardamom
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Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Carminative

STRONG CARMINATIVE

Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.

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Antiemetic

ANTIEMETIC

Herbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting. Generally refreshing, aromatic herbs.

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Appetizer

APPETIZER

Herbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Spleen Tonic

SPLEEN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.

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Antilithic

ANTILITHIC

An herb that dissolves / breaks up stones (gallstones or kidney stones) so that it can be passed.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Analgesic

ANALGESIC

Pain reliever, reduces pain without eliminating sensation. Also known as anodyne.

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Nervine

NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Bronchodilator

STRONG BRONCHODILATOR

An herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. They are helpful in wheezing and asthma.

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Decongestant

DECONGESTANT

An herb that reduces mucus production often by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.

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Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.

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Lung Tonic

LUNG-TONIC

Strengthens the lungs. Lung tonics include antifibrotic, vessel tonic, or nourishing herbs with an affinity for the lungs. They aid recovery in acute or chronic lung conditions.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Antispasmodic

STRONG ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Cardamom

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diuretic, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diuretic, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic

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Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Lung-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Decongestant, Expectorant, Nervine, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Spleen-tonic

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Thyme (fresh)

Thyme (fresh) has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Appetizer, Decongestant, Expectorant, Nervine, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Lung-tonic

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Basil

Basil has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Appetizer, Carminative, Digestive, Lung-tonic, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diuretic, Nervine

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Antiemetic, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Appetizer, Decongestant, Diuretic, Spleen-tonic

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Antiemetic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant, Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Appetizer, Decongestant, Lung-tonic

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diuretic, Spleen-tonic

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Dill

Dill has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Nervine, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic

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Sage

Sage has these Actions in Common

Appetizer, Decongestant, Expectorant, Spleen-tonic, Bronchodilator, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Analgesic, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Nervine

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Cardamom

Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz

Thyme White Essential Oil - 1/3 oz has these Actions in Common

Antispasmodic, Internal-detoxicant, Appetizer, Lung-tonic, Bronchodilator, Nervine, Burns-toxins, Spleen-tonic, Decongestant, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Spleen-tonic, Analgesic, Stimulates-energy, Antiemetic, Burns-toxins, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Appetizer, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Stimulates-energy, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Internal-detoxicant, Appetizer, Lung-tonic, Bronchodilator, Nervine

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Mugwort

Mugwort has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Diuretic, Analgesic, Internal-detoxicant, Antiemetic, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Carminative, Diaphoretic

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Angelica

Angelica has these Actions in Common

Bronchodilator, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Expectorant, Lung-tonic, Analgesic, Nervine, Antispasmodic, Stimulates-energy

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Nervine, Antilithic, Stimulates-energy, Bronchodilator, Carminative

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Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Expectorant, Nervine, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Appetizer, Carminative

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Analgesic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic, Bronchodilator, Carminative, Decongestant, Digestive, Diuretic

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Bronchodilator, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Nervine, Analgesic, Stimulates-energy, Antispasmodic

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Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea

Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea has these Actions in Common

Spleen-tonic, Antispasmodic, Burns-toxins, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Diuretic, Internal-detoxicant, Nervine

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Trikatu

Trikatu has these Actions in Common

Bronchodilator, Burns-toxins, Carminative, Decongestant, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Appetizer

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Impact of Cardamom

In each clinical research trial below, students from the Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda ate the selected food for 3 days and reported the pharmacological effects. See other clinical research trials for diet & herbs at Joyful Belly.

TEMPERATURE/CIRCULATION

How did Cardamom affect your temperature?

2
11
11
9
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your sweat quantity?

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2
23
7
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the color of your tongue body?

3
8
0
16
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the swelling of your tongue body?

1
7
14
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your appetite/hunger?

0
4
14
13
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your digestion speed?

2
18
11
1
1
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

TOXINS

How did Cardamom affect the amount of gas & bloating?

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19
6
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your stool smell?

1
6
20
6
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

Tongue: How did Cardamom affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

4
11
17
1
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the color of your tongue coating?

2
0
0
9
22
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your urine smell?

0
5
23
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
3
28
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your sweat smell?

0
4
23
6
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

HYDRATION

How did Cardamom affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
1
20
9
3
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
6
18
3
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Cardamom affect your energy levels?

0
4
15
13
1
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your muscle tension?

4
11
16
2
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your anxiety?

1
16
11
5
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the stillness of your tongue?

10
15
2
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

DIGESTION

How did Cardamom affect the amount of gas & bloating?

5
19
6
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your appetite/hunger?

0
4
14
13
2
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your digestion speed?

2
18
11
1
1
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

TONGUE

How did Cardamom affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
6
18
3
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

Tongue: How did Cardamom affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

4
11
17
1
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the swelling of your tongue body?

1
7
14
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 22 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the color of your tongue body?

3
8
0
16
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the stillness of your tongue?

10
15
2
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 27 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the color of your tongue coating?

2
0
0
9
22
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

STOOL

How did Cardamom affect your stool smell?

1
6
20
6
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your stool consistency?

1
12
11
9
0
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your stool frequency/quantity?

0
2
16
14
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your stool color?

5
1
2
1
24
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your stool lightness?

2
4
22
5
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

URINE

How did Cardamom affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
1
20
9
3
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
3
28
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your urine clarity?

4
21
8
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your urine smell?

0
5
23
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your urine lightness?

2
7
21
3
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

SWEAT

How did Cardamom affect your sweat smell?

0
4
23
6
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your sweat quantity?

0
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Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

SYSTEMIC

How did Cardamom affect your anxiety?

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Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your temperature?

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Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your energy levels?

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Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)

How did Cardamom affect your muscle tension?

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Total Responses: 33 Study ID:75 (2020-10-09 - 2021-08-09)


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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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Comments & Impressions of 'Cardamom'

Do you like 'cardamom'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something else you'd like to know about 'cardamom'?

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I adore cardamom! I'm always looking for new ways to use it.
- Schloop, Union, KY
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, 02-06-13 (Reply)
sounds brilliant to me
- Suzanne Taylor, Staffordshire
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, 02-06-13 (Reply)
Ever since I've started eating Indian foods I have loved the taste of cardamom. I use the golden milk and it didn't call for cardamom but I put it in the drink anyway. It added so much to the warm drink for me. Thank you for the article. Rose
- Rose Aldrow, Buffalo, NY
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, 02-06-13 (Reply)
I never used cardamom. If I'm Pitta imbalance, can I still used it?
- Mikeila, Birmingham , 02-07-13 (Reply)
thanks for sharing!
- Silvija Petruson, London
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, 02-09-13 (Reply)
Can someone have cravings for cardamoms? How safe is it to eat around 3/4 cup cardamom a day?
- EPeople, National harbor, MD
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, 04-10-13 (Reply)
3/4c cardamom is a very large dose. We would recommend limiting to 1/2 tsp three times a day for most constitutions. Pitta should limit to 1/4tsp. Pitta can eat small amounts of cardamom only.

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