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Benefits of Cardamon (Iliki) – Spices & foods of Malindi



Benefits of Cardamon (Iliki) - Spices & foods of Malindi

Many households in Malindi, towns on the Kenyan coast, and East African Coast, in general, like to use the cardamon, known as iliki in Swahili as it adds a good smell and smells to food.

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Nutritive Content of Cardamon (iliki)

However, apart from good aroma also has many nutrients including vitamins A and C, minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium, copper, zinc, and magnesium.

According to the U.S. Agriculture and Nutrition unit(USDA), it states that every 100grams of cardamon or iliki has 68 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of proteins, and two grams of fiber.


It also gives the kidney the ability to remove the waste and help keep a clean digestive tract.

It also helps to remove the gas, heartburn, and bloating in the stomach and the problem of constipation.

This can be used when cardamon or iliki is ground into powder form. Use one tablespoon of hot water in a cup of tea. Drink every day for two weeks you’ll see good results in your body.

Another study done by the Pharmacy of King Saud University in Said Arabia determined that it has a great ability to improve blood veins in the heart and thus protect it against various heart diseases.

It also removes mouth disease that smells bad and treats mouth wounds.

Use the flour mixed with the water of movement and then don’t put it in your mouth every morning and evening for three weeks.

Medicinal Value of Cardamon (iliki)

This spice also plays a vital role in urinary tract healing for infections in patients with sexually transmitted infections. Use one spoon of flour in light porridge in a cup of tea every day for two weeks.

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It also helps protect cancer and blood pressure if you use it based on instructions from health professionals.

It also has the ability to manage asthma in its early stages when it is mixed with the cinnamon as well as helps reduce throat pain.

Komzinski is a Research and Monitoring Assistant at the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT). He enjoys the outdoors and travelling. When not travelling, Athuman enjoys volunteering at the local beach management unit, playing soccer, and coding together with friends planning on their next tech startup project.



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