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Health Benefits Associated With Cardamom Essential Oil

Cardamom is a perennial herb which is known for its amazing health benefits. This herb is widely grown in Sri Lanka and South India. Currently, this herb is used in different parts of Asia, Middle Eastern countries, and North Africa. In India cardamom is used as spices. Its oil is obtained from its seeds. The impressive health benefits of this oil are attributed to its major chemical constituents which include alpha pinene, beta terpineol, nerolidol, heptenone, borneol, nerol, limonene, sabinene, eugenol among others.

Cardamom essential oil has potent stimulant, diuretic, digestive, antimicrobial, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, stomachic and astringent properties. This oil is helpful and very effective in treating respiratory and muscular spasms. This is turn helps in providing relief against a whopping cough, asthma, cramps and muscle pulls. The following are the numerous health benefits of cardamom oil

 

Stimulant

This is one of the revitalizing effects of this oil which is helpful in increasing one’s spirits especially in individuals affected by fatigue and depression. In addition to that, this oil is helpful in stimulating the secretion of hormones and enzymes which are responsible for maintaining the metabolic processes in the body.

Relieving muscle spasms

This oil has antispasmodic properties which make it efficient in curing respiratory and muscular spasms. This has made it one f the effective remedies for asthma, pertussis, and whopping cough.

Boosting overall health

This oil is rich in essential minerals which encourage your health in different ways. It is loaded with copper and iron both of which are helpful in promoting cellular energy metabolism and production of blood corpuscles. In addition to that, this oil is rich in potassium which is needed for maintaining your cardiovascular health. It is also rich in manganese which is one of the powerful antioxidants.

Stomachic and digestive

The essential oil obtained from cardamom is helpful in improving digestion of food and stimulating the digestive system. This is beneficial in maintaining the normal functioning and health of your stomach. Additionally, this oil is used in safeguarding the stomach against infections.

Skin health

This oil is rich in manganese and vitamin C. This has made it a powerful antioxidant which is effective in detoxifying the body. Its antioxidant properties have made it useful in eliminating the free radicals thereby improving the general health of the body and the skin. Additionally, its germ killing property has made extremely useful in treating the common skin ailment. It is also used in disinfecting the skin once it is combined with water.

Aromatherapy and depression

Cardamom oils are used in aromatherapy to combat depression and decreasing stress. Its seeds can also be ground to make tea which has similar benefits.

 

 

 

 

Budgeting For Your Car Repair

Whether you own an old or a new vehicle, it will require being repaired after some time. Sometimes it can be very stressful when your vehicle breakdowns when you are running out of cash. There are some tips which can help you in budgeting for your car repair.

Checking the car’s warranty

It is important to establish the type of services covered by your car warranty. Car owners are exempted from paying for certain issues which are subject to the warranty. You are advised to purchase an extended warranty for your car. This is considered to be cheaper rather than saving up money for a potential problem that would be rectified in future. Typically, an extended warranty can cover five years.

Researching area mechanics

Researching the area mechanics is a wise decision when you are preparing your car repair budget. This will help you in comparing the different rates charged by the local mechanics for a given service. You should go to a mechanic who will charge you the lowest amount of money.

Investigating the model and make

 

Most problems are associated with specific models and make of vehicles. You should spend some time investigating the main issues which affect the model and make of your car. Most of these issues are reported to the mechanics by the car owners. For instance, you might find out that a certain model of a car if having frequent problems with its air conditioning or timing belts. This information can greatly help you in looking up for the possible costs needed when repairing certain issues. This is the amount of money that you should budget for. If this money is not used, then it should be used when purchasing a new vehicle.

Reviewing your previous car repair costs

You can also budget based on the history of your car. All the repair bills for the last one year should be collected and then summed up. This amount should be increased as more additional problems are likely to arise as your automobile gets old. This amount should be divided by twelve to determine the monthly savings needed to meet our repair bills. Once this amount is determined, it should be separated from the other cash. This should be done to eliminate the temptation of using this money in buying other times or using it with friends. A saving account can help you in saving money throughout the year to cater for your mechanical issues.