Interestingly, Cardamom’s soothing effect on respiration and digestion are mirrored by its soothing effect on the emotions. With the body and mind so intricately wired, it comes as no surprise that inhaling the spicy, fruity aroma of Cardamom can clear the mind and sharpen our thinking. To create an inviting atmosphere in your living space that is both soothing and grounding, diffuse warm Cardamom with woody Balsam Fir. It’s a combination that’s hard to beat during this time of year!
Traditional Indian cuisine utilizes all these benefits and more by adding cardamom as a spice to sweets and teas; and the cool, almost minty flavor is just a bonus on top of the spice’s renowned digestion- and mood- boosting powers. Try adding dōTERRA Cardamom to some of your favorite recipes. To go Scandinavian, add it to a meatball recipe; for an Indian flair, mix it into some curry. To experience Cardamom’s distinct flavor in a lighter medium, toss a drop into a salad, smoothie, or cup of tea. In the Middle East, the spice is mostly enjoyed in a cup of coffee. But a spice doesn’t earn a queenly reputation without packing a flavorful punch, so you’ll want to get familiar with it to find the right amount for your cooking and baking routine!