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);