You see them everywhere. The internet is swelling with testimonies of people miraculously cured by them. Natural-lifestyle addicts clean their houses with them. And you ponder – what is it in them? Is it some hippie-talk, magic, or do essential oils really work?
Small, green pods, treasuring black seeds under their outer shell and producing a specific, beautiful fragrance. Well known in the oriental cuisine, an important ingredient of many dishes and desserts. In some countries crushed and added to green or milk tea. I’m speaking about cardamom, a powerful spice originating from Indian subcontinent.