Originating from Southern India, the dried ripe seeds of cardamom offer incredible benefits to the body. Known as the “Mother of Spices”, the seeds are warming and help with indigestion. It is a member of the ginger family and has many of the same properties: antiseptic, aphrodisiac, digestive. It is also used as a stimulant.

The cardamom seeds included in foods add a flavor many find delightful. But its qualities are far more diverse since it does more than just stimulate the taste buds. It comes in two varieties, green cardamom and black cardamom. Green cardamom is harvested while the plant is young and can be used in curries and sweet dishes because of its sweet fragrance and taste. The black cardamom, on the other hand, is harvested when mature and is often used in savory dishes. Both types of cardamom offer superb benefits to the skin.

Benefits of Cardamom for Skin:

  • Improves complexion. Cardamom oil stimulates blood flow to the skin and removes blemishes, resulting in a more radiant complexion.
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory: Cardamom contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The result is healthier skin since cardamom fights bacteria and other microorganisms while reducing swelling in the skin.
  • Treats skin allergies. Due to its antiseptic capabilities, cardamom works well in soaps to cleanse and soothe skin. This makes it perfect for treating skin allergies and irritations.