Cardamom: The World’s Most Valuable Herb

Cardamom: The World's Most Valuable Herb-

Depression is battled by many.  Countless people view their jobs as ‘dead end.’  They are in unhappy marriages, and their relationships with their kids are strained.  Their spirits are in the dumps.  Instead of viewing that glass as half-empty, why not have some cardamom and view it as half-full?

Once depression starts and goes untreated, it can throw itself a party.  One feels bad, and begins to isolate from other people.  This gives more thinking time.  As the spin cycle worsens, now one is past the point of feeling bad emotionally, and now feels worthless. And no cares, either or they would be here.  Though in reality the friends have already been sent away and don’t understand depression.  The worthless feeling progresses to suicidal thoughts, and at this point a radical intervention needs to come into play here or it will be too late.  Let cardamom battle that depression for you!

Cardamom comes from the ginger family.  You can read my post about it here.  It is the green seeds pictured.  Often used in Indian cooking, it is used both for flavoring and medicinal purposes.

We had a girls’ night on Saturday night and we all cooked Indian food.  My part was making Chai tea, and it did have cardamom in it. We also used it to flavor the rice pudding dessert.  I can’t remember what they called it.  Do you know?  Anyway, my local sources didn’t have it, so Katie from Nourishing Simplicity lives 3 minutes from me, and saved the day.  (I didn’t have time to order it.)  But you can get it here.

Cardamom Benefits

  • Battles bad breath
  • Eases sore throat
  • Promotes digestion
  • Eliminates kidney stones
  • Fights depression
  • Cancer prohibition
  • Regulates cholesterol

My Final Thoughts…

I find it fascinating that this ranks as the 3rd most expensive spice. But if compared to the dollars modern healthcare would charge to treat the same things, I can see why.  I am quite sure the cancer industry would not mention this herb, if they even knew about it!

The seeds are very mild when eaten alone.  No complaints from me if this was to be my antidepressant!  And the beauty of it is there are no negative side effects!  So try some cardamom and start viewing that glass as half-full!

Let’s Talk…

What have you used cardamom for?  Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Elena says:

    I will have to look up some recipes that call for cardamom, especially since I have it in my spice rack! Thanks for all the info! Super interesting

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