Of late we are hearing naturopaths praising cardamom for its properties which aid in weight Loss. But our Ayurveda acharyas have already explained the properties of cardamom which help to burn body fat.
Doctors opine that indigestion of food leads weight gain. According to principles of Ayurveda indigestion leads to production of “ama” – a sticky toxin which blocks micro channels of body and slows down metabolism. Cardamom helps to digest “ama” and clear the blockage. Since it possess the quality “laghu” or lightness, it fans the metabolism and increases its rate just like a supply of air increases intensity of fire.