Cardamom is one of the three most expensive spices in the world, behind vanilla and saffron. It is used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The use of cardamom is mentioned in Vedic texts and Ayurveda. The ancient Greeks, Arabs and Romans also knew about cardamom as an aphrodisiac. Carminative properties. Cardamom, like ginger, helps to neutralize digestive problems. Consuming cardamom after meals prevents symptoms such as nausea, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, and constipation. The spice stimulates the nephrons to remove waste products such as uric acid, amino acids, creatinine, salt, excess water, and other waste products from the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys. Helps eliminate the feeling of vomiting, nausea, hiccups and other involuntary spasms of the muscles of the stomach and intestines. Traditional medicine speaks of cardamom as a powerful aphrodisiac for erectile dysfunction and impotence. Cardamom, being a rich source of vitamin C, helps in strengthening the immune system, preventing from a number of microbial infections. Cardamom has a positive effect on colds, fever, liver problems, arthritis, bronchitis, edema (especially mucous membranes). This spice is able to clear the bronchi and lungs of mucus, thereby clearing the airways. The high fiber content stimulates intestinal motility, preventing constipation and removing toxins from the body.