Cardamon

Health Benefits of Cardamon

Cardamon is one of the most important spices in many Eastern cuisines and is used in some middle eastern countries for flavouring coffee. It is also a renowned breath freshener. As one of the most expensive of the spices cardamom is exceeded in price only by saffron and vanilla. Cardarmon contains several important antioxidants, notably the anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective salicylates. Like basil, cardamom also contains linalool which is an ativiral agent.

Sources: Medicinal Seasonings – The Healing Power of Spices (Dr Keith Scott);