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Cardamom is a spice native to the Middle East, India and North Africa, but it was also known around the Mediterranean. There are references for this spice, written ka-da-mi-ja, in linear-b.Ancient Egyptians were chewing cardamom to clean their teeth. However, it was also commonly used as an ingredient in cosmetics and perfume production. Cardamom was loved by the Greeks, too, but they used it as a medicine or as a cooking ingredient. At last, this spice was one of the most famous in Roman society.

Cardamom is a rich in vitamin C, detoxifier, anthelmintic and diuretic spice, which soothes rheumatic pains. It is also used for the treatment of diabetes, as blood purifier and liver stimulator. Cardamom can be used for indigestion, especially the digestion of dairy products and in relieving colic pains. Furthermore, it stimulates appetite and increases the flow of saliva.

This spice can be added in coffee or tea to give a sweeter and special taste. In cooking, cardamom is used in meat, chicken meat, fish, vegetable soups and salads. Moreover, cardamom is added by the Greeks at their traditional buns.Last but not least, cardamom is one of curry’s ingredients.

Health Benefits of Cardamom

Learn AboutCardamomBenefits Health Benefits   Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal gas, constipation, liver and gallbladder complaints and loss of appetite. It is also used for common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat, and tendency toward infection. Nausea and vomiting that can occur after surgery. [...]

Mythology – Cardamom

Learn AboutCardamomMythology It is believed that the West got its first taste of cardamom when Alexander the Great brought it back from India. It was used widely in Europe to treat digestive problems. Because this herb is considered an aphrodisiac, Culpeper assigned it to Venus, but it is all Mars warming and stimulating. It is [...]

Side Effects of Cardamom

Learn AboutCardamomSide Effects Cardamom is likely safe for most people when taken by mouth, but the potential side effects of cardamom are not known. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cardamom in medicinal amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the [...]

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