Cardamom to Freshen Breath
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Lisa Veliz
Posted on: November 11, 2003

Where can I purchase Cardamom?

We have it:

http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X1658

Thank you very much for this information. I have one more question before I place my order. Can you chew this plant, and if so, which one would I purchase?

Hmm... do you mean the leaves? Of course, cardomom the spice is the seed. You could chew the seed but they are quite spicy and I am not sure how enjoyable it would be to chew the seeds. Maybe you can tell me a bit more about why you want to chew the seeds, and how many? Is it for a particular medicinal purpose?

I heard Whole Cardamom Pods freshen your breath. Is this true?

Yes, they will.

The directions I read in a magazines were to chew the pods slowly and do not swallow.

What do you think?

I agree that cardamom will work, but they are very spicy so you need to develop a bit of experience in chewing at just the right speed.

Thank you very much for taking your time to answer my questions, I appreciate it.



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