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Benefits of Cardamom

If there’s one spice that deserves a spot in your pantry, it's cardamom. This aromatic powerhouse isn’t just a flavor booster — it’s also packed with potential health benefits that have been appreciated for centuries. 

From soothing an upset stomach to boosting your mood, cardamom makes for a delicious and nutritious addition to various Art of Tea blends. If you’re curious about what makes cardamom more than meets the eye, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started! 

The benefits of cardamom

Cardamom is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here are some reasons to  incorporate cardamom into your diet: 

Rich in antioxidants

Loaded with antioxidants, cardamom can help protect your cells from damage and may even reduce the risk of chronic diseases. 

Digestive aid 

Cardamom has a long history of aiding digestion, alleviating gas, and stimulating the production of digestive enzymes — a win-win-win. With a powerful blend of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and other spices, our Tali’s Masala Chai Tea may help soothe an upset stomach. 

Heart health

Protecting your heart is a lifelong commitment, and studies suggest that cardamom might be able to help. This versatile spice can potentially help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Bad breath aid

Who doesn’t love a bad breath solution? Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, cardamom may also help freshen your breath and even combat the bacteria that cause bad breath in the first place. 

Cardamom for cold and flu relief 

We've all experienced those telltale signs of illness coming on, and we each have our arsenal of remedies to combat them. But why not add one more secret weapon to your list? Here's how cardamom can help:

Clears congestion 

Especially when enjoyed in a hot tea, the warming properties of cardamom can potentially help clear congestion and ease respiratory symptoms associated with colds and flu. 

Boost immunity

Packed with antioxidants and immune-boosting nutrients, cardamon may help strengthen your body’s defenses and reduce the duration of your symptoms. 

Sore throat remedy 

Cardamom’s natural antimicrobial properties make it the perfect remedy for soothing your throat, especially when sipped as a tea with honey.

The mental health benefits of cardamom 

While it's clear that cardamom may boast numerous physical health benefits, this potent spice has been shown to help with your mental well-being, too. Research suggests that the aromatic essence of cardamom holds mood-lifting properties, capable of helping to potentially alleviate stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression. Whether you indulge in your favorite cardamom-infused tea blends, incorporate this spice into your culinary creations, or diffuse cardamom essential oil, you can harness its soothing effects to help ease your worries.

In the end, we hope you see what makes cardamom so much more than just a flavorful spice. With its potential to contribute to your overall mental and physical well-being, this aromatic spice is worth incorporating into  your daily routine. So, why not add a dash of cardamon to your life?