Pumpkin Chai Coffee Ingredients: Cardamom

By Shannon Sweeney — / Coffee Talk

What are the Health Benefits of Cardamom? 

Fall is basically around the corner, and here at HQ, we're busy brewing up our Pumpkin Chai Coffee.

I know what you're thinking—pumpkin coffee? Basic. Extra. Who drinks that? But this isn't your regular pumpkin spiced coffee, which often times comes with a bad stigma. And for the right reasons—most pumpkin coffee is artificially flavored and not at all good for you, which is a bunch of hocus pocus. 

Not ours, though. Our pumpkin coffee potion uses fresh ingredients inspired by our homemade chai, a staple in the coffee shop that Death Wish Coffee was created in. Since the chai spices are similar to pumpkin, we couldn't resist. 

We pair our beans with a magical, chai-inspired blend of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg and roast them to perfection. 

To celebrate each unique, fresh ingredient we toss in our cauldron, we wanted to explore the health benefits of each and how it's used in foods around the world. Let's talk about cardamom.

Cardamom is an herb that originated in India and Indonesia, and its seeds and oils are often used to make medicine. 

It's often used for digestion problems including: 

  • Heartburn
  • Intestinal spasms
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Liver and gallbladder complaints
  • Loss of appetite

Cardamom is also used for the common cold and other infections, coughs, bronchitis, headaches, high blood pressure and more. Basically, it's magic.

In foods, cardamom is used as a spice (it's also found in soaps, creams and perfumes), and it's a staple in Indian and Middle Eastern dishes. You'll find it in a lot of savory dishes like curries, rice dishes and various chicken recipes. A lot of people put it in their coffee, too.

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