Cardamom is a spice originating from the evergreen forests of India; it is regarded as the Queen of spices and regarded as one of the most expensive spices. It is used in Asia as a treatment for mouth ulcers, digestive problems, and even depression. Cardamom is an alluring spice with a seductive aroma, its bright green pods conceal black pearls of flavor which liven up a wide array of dishes including savory. Cardamom comes in two varieties: green and brown. You’ll also find white cardamom pods which have been bleached. Brown cardamom is much larger in size and has a smokier taste. But we recommend using green cardamom (which we sell), which possesses a more delicate flavor and aroma than the brown variety.
Cardamom has been found to be useful in:
- Lowering Blood Pressure:
As a diuretic and fiber-rich spice, cardamom significantly lowers blood pressure.
- Fighting inflammation:
Like ginger and turmeric, its relatives, cardamom has some anti-inflammatory properties that limit pain and swelling, especially in mucous membranes, the mouth, and throat.
- Battling Depression:
- They are believed to possess anti-depressant properties; its essential oil is one of the major essentials oils used in aromatherapy. It is useful not only as an anti-depressant but also to cure stomach disorders and pulmonary diseases.
It helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.
Cardamom is related to ginger and can be used in much the same way to counteract digestive problems. Use it to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, and loss of appetite, constipation, and much more.
- Blood Clots
Cardamom prevents dangerous blood clots by preventing platelet aggregation and the sticking to the artery walls.
How to Use
Put the seeds in a mortar and pestle along with a teaspoon of sugar. Grind until it becomes a fluffy powdery mix. Use cardamom sugar to flavor drinks and baked goods.