Cardamon (Elettaria cardamomum)
Actions: carminative, aromatic, stimulant, orexigenic Indications : Cardamom is useful for eliminating mild or severe gas as well as heartburn. It is also used as a nice tasting digestive stimulant in combination with laxative herbs. One way to administer it is in food: a few seeds can be added to tea or the powder sprinkled on toast.
Preparation and dosage: blend 1 teaspoonsful of the freshly crushed seeds into 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes.
Drink 1 cup 3 x daily 1/2 hour before meals.
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