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Cardamom is just a lifesaver! This is the best breath freshener and incredibly healthy product!


Cardamom is a discovery for many. Someone heard that there is such a spice, someone drank coffee with cardamom, rare housewives add it to their dishes. All. But few people know that this is a real lifesaver, the best breath freshener, and a storehouse of vitamins.

Cardamom (cardamom, from Greek) - the fruits of a perennial herbaceous plant Cardamom real (Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton) of the Ginger family. The fruits ripen in the third year and have a very strong aroma with camphor tones and are among the most expensive spices, which is why they are called the “Queen of Spices”.

The unripe fruits of the plant - boxes, triangular in cross section - are collected, dried in the sun, then moistened and re-dried. The result is white trihedral capsules with a length of 0.8 to 1.5 cm.

The homeland of cardamom is the Malabar coast of India and Ceylon. In the 21st century, Guatemala produces the most spices.

The power of cardamom is such that you can eat garlic and go on a date. They will not notice!

For freshness, simply chew 2 to 4 grains as needed. Well, cardamom tea is wonderful, and, they say, coffee ...

Cardamom is sold in peeled grains and in boxes (the box needs to be spit out). In most cases, you can find green boxes. Sometimes there are dark brown boxes (smoked cardamom). It is better for drinks, breathing is not refreshing.

It has a positive effect on systems:

1. Digestive (stimulating, carminative action with poor digestion, indigestion). Cardamom is one of the best digestive stimulants. Highly recommended for better digestion. Cardamom alone is unlikely to help because of its softness. But it works well in an integrated approach.

Cardamom is used for constipation (in a set of measures). Cardamom is used in the complex treatment of malabsorption syndrome (malabsorption syndrome is a condition in which nutrients are not normally absorbed into the bloodstream from the small intestine).

It works well on the spleen - cardamom essential oils disperse the mucus accumulated in the spleen. A few cardamom seeds can eliminate nausea and stop vomiting.

Fragrant tea made from a mixture of ground cardamom, dry ginger and cloves helps to cope with abdominal pain (from overeating or indigestion) and contributes to good bowel function. No less tasty and healthy tea from equal parts (0.5 teaspoon each) of cardamom, cumin and coriander. This tonic drink will help you get rid of the feeling of heaviness in the stomach and throughout the body.

2. Respiratory system (expectorant for colds, coughs, bronchitis, asthma). Cardamom helps with chronic or dry cough.

Rinsing the mouth with infusion of cardamom and cinnamon cures pharyngitis, dry throat, hoarseness, softens the throat. Cardamom essential oils accelerate the mucus accumulated in the lungs.

3. Incredibly good effect on the nervous system.

4. Blood circulation (helps increase low blood pressure, is used for menstrual irregularities).

Cardamom reduces the content of water and mucus in the body.

Cardamom removes toxins from the body (in an integrated approach, since it is a soft spice and alone can not be compared with serious conditions).

Cardamom is indicated for candidiasis.

Added to coffee, cardamom reduces the toxicity of caffeine!

Add cardamom to the dish very carefully, as this is a strong spice. One pod or a quarter teaspoon of ground cardamom is enough to flavor a dish for 5-6 people. For sweet dishes (stewed fruit, jelly, hot and cold puddings), 2-3 black seeds are enough, and in this case, as in soups, cardamom seeds are added 5 minutes before readiness, and ground cardamom at the very end, a few seconds before end of heat treatment.

The aroma of cardamom is heavily dependent on its seeds, so when buying it, you need to make sure that the quality of cardamom is good. Boxes should not have cracks, should not be empty, wrinkled or too small (unripe).

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