Whole cardamom 50 gr. Sri Lanka
Cardamom is a concentrated spice with a pronounced taste, so it is used in small quantities. Cardamom seeds contain 3-8 % essential oil, which includes fatty oil, as well as terpineol, terpinyl acetate, cineol, protein. Cardamom oil is widely used in perfumery. Cardamom is a pronounced tonic. In the middle East and India, it is customary to add it to coffee and tea (so-called Bedouin coffee and masala tea). In this case, cardamom and coffee beans are often ground together. When combined with other spices, cardamom tends to interrupt their flavor. Due to the presence of the above substances in the Middle ages, cardamom was prescribed to stimulate the secretion of gastric juice, strengthen the muscles of the stomach, as well as as a carminative and aphrodisiac (increase in potency). Cardamom contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc. Natural zinc in it more than in many other spices. Vitamins: B1, B2, B3.In Eastern medicine, it is believed that cardamom helps to remove mucus from the body, and therefore it is used in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colds and coughs. Proponents of traditional medicine claim that cardamom cleanses the gastrointestinal tract, it is included in many fees designed to improve digestion. It is used to clean the mouth and breath, because it effectively neutralizes pathogenic flora.