DESCRIPTION

Cardmom, Elettaria cardamomum

Cardamom is a rhizome with hearty stalks growing up to 10 feet high. The berries are harvested and used as medicine and in culinary recipes.

Cardamom is a member of the Ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and thus displays many of the characteristics commonly found therein. Like Ginger and Turmeric, Cardamom helps increase circulation, stimulate digestion, enhance immunity and eliminate toxins from the body. Cardamom, however, has a special affinity for digestion and helps relieve digestive complaints such as bloating, gas, indigestion, cramping, constipation, etc. A tasty aromatic, Cardamom is a pungent herb with the ability to treat both tonic and acute conditions.


USES

  • Supports digestion
  • Allays gas, bloating, cramping, constipation
  • Eliminates toxins via the kidneys
  • Immune-boosting
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Freshens breath

qualities

  • Carminative
  • Digestive
  • Antioxidant
  • High volatile oils
  • Antidepressant
  • Aphrodisiac