Cardamom and Cancer
STOP PRESS (February 2012): Research by Daoudi et al, showed that Protein extracts of Cardamom revealed an interesting immunomodulating action, which could explain their traditional use in Alternative medicine. The results of this study may also have implications in therapeutic treatment of infections, such as prophylactic and adjuvant with cancer chemotherapy.
Investigators at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington (Acharya et al) have investigated cardamom (a key ingredient in InnOrbit functional drinks) and its chemo-preventive properties against carcinogenesis.
… limonene and cineole demonstrate promising effects against carcinogenesis. Thus studies with selected phytochemicals of cardamom and bioavailability research might lead to many medical applications. This review is focused on the patents generated on the effects of indole-3-carbinol and diindolylmethane two constituents of Cardamom and other selected phytochemicals of cardamom on carcinogenesis.