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Cardamom Pods 100 g, 50 g, 25 g

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Cardamom Pods 100 g ($16.99), 50 g ($10.99), 25 g ($7.99)

Benefits
According to folk medicine, cardamom helps with digestive problems, vomiting and diarrhea, morning sickness, and loss of appetite. In Chinese medicine, it is used for stomachache, nausea, vomiting, and flatulence. Ayurvedic physicians use it to treat ulcers and malaria. The essential oil is antibacterial and antifungal.

Dyspepsia. Cardamom works best on upset stomachs according the German Commission E.

Urinary incontinence. Cardamom is used in ayurvedic medicine to help control urinary incontinence in both men and women.

Considerations for Use
Cardamom is most frequently used as a tincture and liquid extract, which are made from ground seeds. The average daily dose is 1.5 grams of the herb, and you need 1 to 2 grams a day. It also may be used as a tea. The spice cardamom has the same effects as the medicinal herb—provided the spice is fresh. It should not be taken by anyone with gallstones unless a physician is consulted. There are no known other side effects or drug interactions.

Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
English: Green Cardamom
Also, known as: Maton, kardamom, kardemumma, cardamome, Cardamomen, ilaayacii, cardamomo, karadamomo, cardamomo, kardemumma, aila cheddi, luk grawan, kakule, Grains-of-paradise
Habitat: The forests of India and Sri Lanka
Origin: Guatemala
Harvested: Cultivated
Parts Used: Seed

General Information:
Cardamom is a medicinal herb native to tropical China and Vietnam. It is closely related, but not identical, to the cardamom grown in India and Sri Lanka as a spice. Cardamom is a perennial that grows to a height of fifteen feet (five meters), with mauve-streaked white flowers and very long, lance-shaped leaves. The seed pods are used medicinally and oil is extracted from them.

A tall perennial herb with erect stems bearing broad leaves and horizontal flowering stems bearing clusters of white and pink flowers at ground level. Cultivated cardamom does not differ from the wild type. Plants can be propagated from seeds or by division. Near ripe fruits are usually handpicked individually, but the whole cluster is sometimes harvested.

Small, near-ripe fruits containing numerous dark brown seeds. They are recognized by their small seed pods: triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin papery outer shell and small black seeds; Elettaria pods are light green and smaller. They are green in color when simply air-dried, but may be pure white because of bleaching with steam or sulfur before drying. There are several other species known as cardamom.

The deliciously sweet and pungent taste of cardamom has found its way into many different culinary traditions. In its native India, cardamom forms an important component of curries and curry powders. It is also widely used in rice, vegetable, and meat dishes, as well as sweet desserts. The seeds are traditionally used to flavor Arabian coffee and black Turkish tea. In Europe and America, cardamom is well known as an essential ingredient of gingerbread and sweet pastries. Scandinavians are particularly fond of cardamom and large amounts are used in confectionery, desserts, stewed fruits, mulled wines, meat dishes and sausages.

Cardamom is the world’s third-most expensive spice, surpassed in price per weight only by vanilla and saffron.

Hot Infusion:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!

How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!

Tips:
You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.

Precautions:
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
All information on this website is for educational purpose ONLY
This information has not been evaluated by Health Canada.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Weight 0.25 lbs
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25 g, 50 g, 100 g

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