Cardamom – Ingl., Kardamom – Ted., Cardamome – Fr, Cardamomo – Sp., Кардамон - Russ.
Cardamom belongs to the Zingiberacee family.It grows wild but is also cultivated in tropical South and Central America. Its fruits are oblong or round-shaped capsules, divided inside into three sections containing twenty reddish brown aromatic seeds.
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The seeds of cardamom contain starch, ethereal extract and volatile oil, resin substances.
The essential oil is rich of limonene, cinelo, terpinol, borneol acetate, d-terpinile.
Cardamom is used as a spice in Arab countries for the preparation of traditional Arabic coffee and tea. In India it is used as a spice in many dishes of rice, sweets and spice mixes for delicious dishes such as chicken curry. In other Eastern countries it is use to season meat, fish and soups. In the Nordic countries cardamom is used in confectionery and in some alcoholic beverages. Many liqueurs and spirits are in fact flavored with the fruits of cardamom.
The healing properties of cardamom are useful for digestion; It helps appetite and reduces intestinal problems.
It treats inflammations of teeth and gum.
Gargles with an infusion of cardamom is good remedy for coughs, colds and to prevent flu.
To maintain its flavor and aroma cardamom seeds should be stored in a cool, ventilated, poorly lit and dry place.