The cardamom plant is used to make spices for cooking, flavoring for drinks and medicines for both conventional pharmaceuticals and traditional Eastern cures. The herb is indigenous to India and is used around the world.
A good substitute for cardamom is a mixture of equal parts of cinnamon and nutmeg. Another option is to use equal parts of cinnamon and ginger or cinnamon and ground cloves.
Health benefits of cardamom include easing digestion, soothing nausea and heartburn, preventing gas, stimulating appetite and detoxification. It also helps with urinary system cleansing, prevention of colds, treatment of...
Aromatic and pungent, garlic, ginger, paprika and onion are common spices and flavors used in Mediterranean cooking. Combined with aromatic herbs such as basil, cilantro, mint, sage and thyme, they form the basis for Med...
Black pepper, paprika, cinnamon and cayenne pepper are spices commonly used in cooking. Most of these spices have been used for thousands of years to season food and some have claimed health benefits.
Reference books, such as "The Spice and Herb Bible" by spice expert Ian Hemphill and "The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices & Flavorings" by cookbook author Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz contain lists of spices and their uses in c...
Red clover is a plant that many people use for its medicinal qualities, including treatment of hot flashes in menopausal women and high cholesterol. It is also sometimes used to help with indigestion, cancer prevention a...