Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a stimulating plant which eases the brain, respiratory and digestive system. Added to milk, cardamom will neutralise mucus-forming properties; added to coffee, it detoxifies caffeine.
Cardamom is a stimulant, an expectorant, a diaphoretic, and has aphrodisiac properties. Cardamom aids the digestion of fats and starches, stimulates the spleen and calms acid stomach and acid regurgitation. Cardamom suppresses vomiting when eaten with banana.
Cardamom aids respiratory problems such as coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma and loss of voice. It also helps the digestive system in cases of vomiting, belching and indigestion.
Cardamom can be take as additive to milk and food, as a bath, inhalation or massage oil.
Cardamom blends well with orange, anise, caraway, ginger and coriander.