🔥 Cardamom! I was inspired by the fire drink I had yesterday! 🔥
🎋 Cardamom is a tropical shrub in the ginger family. It is used in Indian food, both savory and sweet and has been used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine.
🎋 Cardamom's another wonder spice!
🎋 Cardamom can be consumed by making a tea, chewing the seeds or adding the ground seeds (powder) to foods.
🎋 Chewing the seeds is said to relieve indigestion and flatulence.
🎋 Chewing the seeds is also said to freshen breath. Cardamom extracts have also been shown to be effective against oral pathogenic bacteria such as Streptoccoccus mutans and Candida albicans.
🎋 Chewing on the seeds is also supposed to help prevent cavity development and tooth decay, probably because of it's anti-bacterial properties.
🎋 Cardamom has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties, particularly showing a positive benefit to counteracting colorectal cancer.
🎋 A 2012 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, concluded that cardamom has potential as a chemo-preventative agent against two-stage skin cancer.
🎋 Cardamom may also be able to help you lower your blood pressure, which is the key to maintaining the health of your heart and kidneys.
🎋 Cardamom is shown to have gastro-protective effects, including helping to heal stomach ulcers caused by alcohol and/or aspirin.
🎋 Cardamom has been used both in aromatherapy and just drinking the tea to help with asthma and other respiriatory issues by improving blood circulation in the lungs.
🎋 I'll try to re-create the Fire Water I drank at a cafe on Wednesday. I talked about it live on video on Wednesday. It had cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, honey, turmeric, lemon and cayenne.
🎋 I'll post a recipe somewhere on this page when I figure it out. I bet I could put the whole spices in a crockpot with water over night, then add lemon and honey in the morning!
⭐️ So tell me do you use cardamom in your cooking or medicinal arsenal? Will you now? ⭐️
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