Adding Cardamom For CIDP Inflammation
Cardamom is super tasty and healthy, and it may be a good idea to add it to a CIDP diet.
By Shiraz Abbas
Cardamom is a seed and spice that originated in India and Nepal. It is available in your regular markets as well as international stores.
Cardamom is used in a variety of dishes, from South Asian foods to Persian teas.
In a study done last year, it was found that the antioxidant properties of cardamom were like polyphenols which is what green tea is known for.
In a previous article, we wrote the following about the possible benefits of green tea for CIDP:
Green tea has been touted with many benefits. Among these benefits are its effects on autoimmune disorders which CIDP neuropathy is part of. Research published in the journal Immunology Letters demonstrates that regular consumption of green tea can help your innate immune system to operate at peak efficiency to fight invading pathogens.
Autoimmune diseases occur as the result of an imbalance in the immune system that results in the body mounting an attack against itself. Immune T-cells are critical in providing a defensive shield that can protect against cancer proliferation and a host of diseases where the body recognizes healthy cells and organs as foreign. T-cells also help to control systemic inflammation and can dampen the inappropriate response to normal cells seen in autoimmune conditions.
Cardamom also contains flavonoids and that’s really good news for you.
As we saw in a previous article on Bananas and CIDP, flavonoids may be important not only in preventing cancer, but also fighting inflammation which is associated with CIDP.
As such, the 2017 article concludes that the beneficial properties of cardamom may be useful in “combatting inflammation and oxidative stress,” something which is characteristic of autoimmune diseases like CIDP.
Shiraz Abbas is the founder and manager of the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group. He is also one of the main community educators of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California. Shiraz can be contacted through our free CIDP advice service at 1-855-782-0574.