Ground cardamom, properties, benefits:

Cardamom is a very fragrant spice obtained from a tropical plant native to India and Nepal, belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. The cardamom plant grows in regions with hot and humid climates and can even reach 20 meters in height. The most widespread variety is the one with the scientific name Elettaria cardamomum.

In reality there are 3 different varieties. Green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is the most prized variety with a more intense flavor, coming from India. The properties of cardamom are different.

Among its beneficial virtues are certainly the ability to help digestion, cure stomach pain and soothe intestinal problems. Ayurvedic medicine then uses cardamom to treat urinary tract problems but also for cough, flu and cold as well as for circulatory disorders such as hemorrhoids. This spice is also excellent against toothache and inflammation of the gums.

Among the properties of cardamom there is also that of being a fat-burning spice: the seeds of these berries in fact would have slimming properties as they would speed up the body's metabolism.


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