Updated: Jan 27
Oh cardamom, how I love you. Such a beautiful tasting spice, the perfect addition to desserts, drinks and savoury meals too.
But let me tell you about the amazing health benefits of this spice along with it’s gorgeous taste.
In Ayurveda, cardamom is seen as tri-doshic, working to pacify all doshas in the body. Used in the right amounts, cardamom is a wonderful digestive aid assisting to pacify bloating, intestinal gas and sluggishness, nausea or heaviness in the tummy. Please access the Tri-Spice Tea for Digestion here. It also fights off bad breath and cavities, just add a pod to some boiling water to make a tea. In addition, cardamom offsets the effect of the coffee caffeine hit in the body. Sprinkle a little in your coffee and your stomach will thank you for it.
Cardamom is used in Ayurvedic medicated oils and paste applications to treat a variety of skin conditions, especially where itching and oozing is concerned. It is a great spice to relieve congestion in the lungs and sinuses, making it a go-to remedy in this upcoming wet and woolly winter season. Please click here to see a Respiratory Relief Roll-On Blend for Kids using cardamom and other Ayurvedic essential oils.
There is a delightful recipe for Cardamom & Orange Semolina Syrup Cake if you would like to introduce cardamom to your diet in a truly delicious way.
With light and love,