Cardamom seed pods are among the oldest spices in the world. They have been used in ancient Egypt to make perfumes, as well as in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, primarily as a remedy for digestive problems. In India it is commonly used for conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, kidney stones, anorexia, and bad breath. In China it is used as a tonic for urinary incontinence. It also has a long time reputation as an aphrodisiac. It has an aromatic, pungent taste which combines well with other herbs.
Steep time: 3+ min
Tsp per 8oz: 1