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Cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world after saffron and vanilla. In India it has been used for more than two thousand years and in Greece it was already known in the 6th century BC. With a partly strong and partly smoky flavour, with hints of lemon, it is a perfect ingredient for savory and sweet dishes.

Rich in essential oils and with its antiseptic and antibacterial properties it has many beneficial properties including that of easing sore throats and colds. A cardamom infusion made with a teaspoon of berries for a cup of water is a real panacea both for these ailments and for gum inflammation and coughs. Just as it is very useful to clear the respiratory tract, breathing the fumes obtained by placing 5 drops of essential oil in a little boiling water.

But precisely because of its properties it is also useful for our beauty. In particular to fight acne and skin blemishes and to improve skin tone and color.

How to prepare

Mix well a spoonful of cardamom powder with 1 spoonful of honey to obtain a fluid mixture.

How to use it

Take a pinch and apply it to facial skin blemishes. Leave it overnight or at least a few hours and then rinse your face well. The effect will be immediate: the skin will be without redness and the honey will have a nourishing and hydrating effect.

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