Cardamom is a wonderful smelling seed and spice that’s a close cousin to both Ginger and Turmeric. This seed is what gives Chai tea its distinct taste and smell. You can add it to your regular tea or coffee and it even works well with warm milk.
This seed is used extensively in Indian cuisine and works great as an ingredient in baked goods to boost the flavor. Cardamom is a pungent herb yet it also has a sweet and spicy taste with a hint of vanilla. It can help boost your mood by helping to fight off depression and it can give you a natural energy boost without the use of caffeine. It may also help soothe symptoms of asthma and bronchitis. Cardamom works great for digestion and it helps get rid of bad breath when you chew on it after eating.