The Apothecarist: On Cardamom

⏤ Scandinavia's Staple Spice

Since introduced by the Vikings from trades with the Byzantine empire, cardamom has shown to be the lifeblood of northern Europe. Native to southern India, it has been utilized for centuries in aiding digestion, freshening breath, and enjoyed in perfumes for its potent and fragrant aroma. I like to think of cardamom as warm like cinnamon, yet fresh like citrus. It’s truly the perfect combination to bring comfort to the long dark months of winter…

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