Cardamom

Considered as the ' Queen of Spices', Cardamom is very popular in most households in Sri Lanka, a key ingredient to any delicious Sri Lankan meal.It is widely used for flavouring as well as medicinal purposes.

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Description

Botanical Name – Elettaria cardamomum

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Considered as the ‘ Queen of Spices’, Cardamom is very popular in most households in Sri Lanka, a key ingredient to any delicious Sri Lankan meal. It is an expensive spice which is widely used as a food flavouring as well as flavouring beverages such as tea & coffee.

Health Benefits of Cardamom:

  • Used internally for indigestion, nausea, vomiting and pulmonary disease with copious phlegm.
  • Used with a laxative to prevent stomach pain, griping, as well as flatulence.
  • Functions as a laxative and soothes colic, wind, dyspepsia, and nausea.  It also works to warm the stomach and helps with heart burn.
  • Used to help soothe a sore throat and relieve hoarseness of voice.
  • Contains IC3 (indole-3-carbinol) and DIM(dindolylmethane), well-known cancer fighters, helping to specifically ward off hormone-responding cancers like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.
  • Cardamom seeds are chewed to sweeten the breath and to detoxify caffeine.
  • Cardamom oils can be added to baths as a form of aromatherapy that fights depression and reduces stress.

Daily Dose: Stir a few freshly ground pinches of cardamom pods into a shot of Orange Juice, Coffee  or your morning fruit salad, or mix it with white or brown rice before you boil it.