Health Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom is a warming, cinnamon-like spice that helps relieve digestive problems such as indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea; and stimulates the appetite. It also contains cineole, a compound that helps reduce congestion and phlegm, as well as antibiotic compounds that help fight tooth decay. Cardamom tea is a great way to help relieve anxiety. You can add cardamom to curries and other Indian foods; also dishes containing sweet potatoes and winter squash. It’s a great addition to traditional rice pudding.

Cardamom Tea is usually made by infusing between 2 and 3 teaspoons of black tea leaves, 3 pods of peeled cardamom and steeping it in about 6 cups of boiling water. To make the tea taste better add About 1 cup of milk and some sugar. Before using cardamom, as with anything, it is a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure you won’t have any problems. Herbalists have recommended cardamom to improve digestion and relieve flatulence. So if you are experiencing any of that, give the cardamom tea a try.

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