Kerala Cardamom We bring you the most fresh hand picked naturally grown aromatic cardamom from the tropical forests of ldukki. Kerala. Health benefits of CARDAMOM This exotic spice contains many plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties. The spicy pods contain many essential volatile oils that include pinene. sabinene. myrcene. phellandrene. limonene. 8-cineole, terpinene, p-cymene. terpinolene. linalool, linalyl acetate. terpinen-4-oil.a-terpineol. a-terpineol acetate. citronellol. nerol. geraniol. methyl eugenol. and trans-nerolidol. The therapeutic properties of cardamom oil have been found application in many traditional medicines as antiseptic. antispasmodic. carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant. stomachic and tonic. Cardamom is a good source of minerals like potassium. calcium. and magnesium. 100 g pods contain 1119 mg of this electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses copper for the production of red blood cells. Additionally, it is also an excellent source of iron and manganese. 100 g pods contain 13.97 mg or 175% of daily required levels of iron. Iron required for red blood cell formation and cellular metabolism. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme, superoxide dismutase. a potent free-radical scavenger. Further. these aromatic pods are rich in many vital vitamins, including riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health.