The Spice Deck Queen – a Smooth Operator

written by Glynnis
25 Oct, 2016
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In the incredible deck of aromatic spices we bring you the Queen!

Cardamom has been called the Queen of Spices as it elegantly and powerfully rules relief in the digestive system. It is an aromatic jewel in the crown of spices due to its warming sweet fragrance which not only dispels bad breath but also works as one of the safest, most effective digestive stimulants.  Cardamom has the qualities and energetics to stimulate blood flow and remove sticky Kapha congestion from the digestive and respiratory tract. This pungent spice works to relieve bloating, gas, distention, and to calm the gut.

I call this royal spice ‘Smooth Operator’ for its ease and gentleness when dealing with unpleasant gastro-intestinal discomfort. It also claims that name as an exotic and very sensual aphrodisiac with an allure so great that it is mentioned several times in the legendary tales of 1001 Arabian Nights. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever and she became queen. Perhaps the magical cardamom, just like the titillating never-ending stories of the royal wife, can offer longevity and pleasure to yours.

Being an avid fan of this glorious spice I have it daily in my chai. I will add a few pods into my rice while cooking. I crush the little black seeds into my soups, beans, chutneys, and warm almond milk with turmeric and also sip as a super effective digestive tea/tonic.

Enjoy your Ayurvedic Spice Wisdom Cardamom Card from the Spice Deck and be inspired to invite this enticing spice into your kitchen apothecary… you might even take out 1001 Nights from the library and luxuriate in the mystical tales whilst sipping on a cardamom-imbued chai.


With aromatic love and fragrant blessings,

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  1. Pam W

    Love, Love, LOVE Cardamom! I think I’m going to make a tasty chai with Cardamom and Fennel and a touch of cinnamon – you’ve put me in the mood for this magically majestic Queen of Spice – mmmmmm. And who wouldn’t want all those lavish benefits for Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit?

    • Glynnis

      Yummy Pam, your Chai drink sounds divine and good for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha! Perfect for these Fall days.
      Thanks for sharing. I am about to go make me one too : )

      Much love and fragrant blessings as always,


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