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allthateverwasorwillbe:

Yarrow Salve: Tutorial 

Externally, the yarrow herb has been used for helping to heal bruises, burns, cuts, swelling, ulcers and wounds.

(via honeycoyote)


Green Man by Brian Froud

Green Man by Brian Froud

(Source: voiceofnature, via nyctophilicwitch)

Tacoma area witches?

hey folks,

so i just moved from IL to Puyallup, WA, & i was wondering if there are any tumblr pagan/witchy folks around who would be open to chatting?  i lived in the same place in IL for ten years & worked pretty closely with local land spirits there, so i am feeling a bit disconnected/out of my league atm here & would welcome advice about local herbs/wildcrafting, local land spirits, etc.

or ya know, just cool pagan folks to hang out with would be great too.  i’m going to head to some puget sound pagan events when they start happening, but i figured i’d reach out here too.

nyctophilicwitch:

If you’ve lost your spiritual spark, or have been neglecting yourself spiritually along with your practices and need to get outta of this funk, this spread is for you.I created this spread unintentionally using my new Shadowscapes deck; it started with a simple one card spread and I then continued asking questions and thus the birth of this spread. This is also my first tarot spread I’ve ever made so yay~
What do I need to work on spiritually?
What is needed from me to achieve that?
What is preventing me from being able to achieve it?
How can I change this?
Any feedback would be appreciated, and let me know how this spread works for you!

nyctophilicwitch:

If you’ve lost your spiritual spark, or have been neglecting yourself spiritually along with your practices and need to get outta of this funk, this spread is for you.
I created this spread unintentionally using my new Shadowscapes deck; it started with a simple one card spread and I then continued asking questions and thus the birth of this spread. This is also my first tarot spread I’ve ever made so yay~

  1. What do I need to work on spiritually?
  2. What is needed from me to achieve that?
  3. What is preventing me from being able to achieve it?
  4. How can I change this?

Any feedback would be appreciated, and let me know how this spread works for you!

my main working, seasonal altar and my fire shrine for my elemental witchcraft class

ladylovetarot:

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost" Tarot Spread
1.  Your goal
2.  The real issue(s) keeping you from reaching it
3.  Obstacles you will face and must overcome
4.  Approach/Path 1
5.  Approach/Path 2
6.  Advice for Path 1
7.  Advice for Path 2
8.  Outcome for Path 1
9.  Outcome for Path 2
For the last few years I’ve been feeling a bit lost career-wise.  What I’ve spent the last 10 years of my life doing is not what I want to do, but I feel stuck, old, & tired.  When I was young I had a plan—a very straightforward plan that I allowed myself to be diverted from with mixed results (+cute son; -controlling ex husband).  It took me a long time to realize that there isn’t just one path to reach my goals—there are many and I have the power to find one.
When you get to feeling that you’re in a rut, remember that there are thousands of people out there where you want to be and they each had their own way of getting there.  This spread will help you find at least two options/approaches to reach a goal (it doesn’t have to be career) and to reassure you—there is a way to get to your goal from where you are.
Feel free to play with it….add more paths, add an extra card after each approach to see what individual obstacles each path will create or bring forth.  Be brave and seek out the advice you need, but remember you are ultimately in control of you :)

ladylovetarot:

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost" Tarot Spread

1.  Your goal

2.  The real issue(s) keeping you from reaching it

3.  Obstacles you will face and must overcome

4.  Approach/Path 1

5.  Approach/Path 2

6.  Advice for Path 1

7.  Advice for Path 2

8.  Outcome for Path 1

9.  Outcome for Path 2

For the last few years I’ve been feeling a bit lost career-wise.  What I’ve spent the last 10 years of my life doing is not what I want to do, but I feel stuck, old, & tired.  When I was young I had a plan—a very straightforward plan that I allowed myself to be diverted from with mixed results (+cute son; -controlling ex husband).  It took me a long time to realize that there isn’t just one path to reach my goals—there are many and I have the power to find one.

When you get to feeling that you’re in a rut, remember that there are thousands of people out there where you want to be and they each had their own way of getting there.  This spread will help you find at least two options/approaches to reach a goal (it doesn’t have to be career) and to reassure you—there is a way to get to your goal from where you are.

Feel free to play with it….add more paths, add an extra card after each approach to see what individual obstacles each path will create or bring forth.  Be brave and seek out the advice you need, but remember you are ultimately in control of you :)

(via nyctophilicwitch)

thebluechicory:

General Information
Cardamom is a member of member of the ginger family and has a thick fleshy root, a rhizome. It is a bushy plant, about 3 meters tall with straight stems, symmetrical dark green pointed leaves, and lightly colored flowers with white and blue stripes and yellow borders throughout the year. Fruits grow in pods, about 12 per pod.
Varieties
Elettaria spp. Native to India and MalasiaAmomum spp. Native to Asia & Australia
History and Folklore
It is believed that the West got its first taste of cardamom when Alexander the Great brought it back from India. It was used widely in Europe to treat digestive problems.
In Asia and Africa, cardamom has been used to flavor food for centuries and has also been used as an aphrodisiac. It is a very important part of Indian and Arabic cuisine.
Cardamom is an important ingredient in coffee in many cultures. For Arabic coffee, seeds are ground and added to coffee grounds before brewing, or pods are steeped in the coffee itself. In Bedouin traditioni, cardamom pods are placed in the spout of the coffee pot so just the right amount of cardamom flavor is added as the coffee is being poured. In Ethiopia, coffee beans are roasted together with cardamom seeds and other spices immediately before the coffee is prepared. All of these are parts of important hospitality traditions within their cultures.
Propagation
Sow seeds in autumn or propagate by division in spring or summer. Prefers rich, moist soil in part shade. In the north, this plant should be grown in a pot and brought in when temperatures drop below 65 degrees.
Cardamom is grown commercially in India, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cambodia & Veitnam
Harvesting & Storage
Cardamom pods should be picked when they are plump, but still immature and laid in the sun to dry.
The fruits should be stored whole and dry. The seeds can be removed and ground immediately before use. They lose flavor quickly when outside the pod and even more quickly when ground.
When shopping for cardamom pods, only buy green ones. White pods have been bleached and the brown ones will not have the flavor you’re looking for.
Magical Attributes
To encourage a would-be lover, chew some cardamom seeds before talking to him or her. This is also useful in any situation calling for eloquence, when you must charm your audience. Cardamom seeds can also be added to lust drawing sachets. Cardamom is a stimulating herb that relaxes the body and clarifies the mind and should be used in any situation where these are needed.
Household Use
The larvae of the Endoclita hosei use this plant for food and so it can be used in the butterfly garden in areas of this species’ range.
Cardamom seeds can be chewed after a meal to freshen the breath. It has a eucalyptus like flavor.
Cardamom is fragrant and often used in perfumery. Seeds can be placed in sachets and stored with linens to keep them smelling nice. And since Cardamom is an aphrodisiac, their scent might be particularly welcome on your sheets. (If you just want to sleep, use lavender instead). You can also impart their fragrance into your laundry by making a sachet for your dryer (old pantyhose work wonderfully for this).
Healing Attributes
Cardamom has expectorant, stimulating, tonic, warm, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antimycotic, antiviral, carminative, antispasmodic and expectorant effects.
Amomum spp is used most widely in Asian traditional medicine, especially in India.
A. subulatum, commonly called Elaichi is used to treat infections of the teeth & gums, throat troubles, coughs, congestion, tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids and stomach complaints. A. villosum is used in Chinese medicine for stomach complaints, constipation, dysentery called “Tsaoko”
People who have digestive problems, particularly with gluten, may find it helpful to have a cup of cardamom tea after a meal. Or Chai tea, which contains cardamom. It is also excellent for chest congestion.
Culinary Use
Elettaria cardamomu, and Amomun kravanb are both used for food
Cardamom is used in Turkish, Arab, Indian and African cuisine and some Scandinavian and German cookies, pastries and, of course, sausages. Its addition to a dish immediately gives it an Eastern flair. It is used in Chai tea, Turkish coffee and Belgian ale beers. Ground cardamom seeds are used in baking. You can find white cardamom, that is, seeds that have been bleached, if you do not want the black specks of ground unbleached cardamom seeds in your food.
Cardamom pods and seeds (ground or not) are used to flavor seafood, chicken, rice dishes, and stews. It is an ingredient in curry powder and Garam Masala.
You can place whole cardamom pods in stews or rice dishes at the beginning of cooking and remove them at the end, or remove the seeds from the pods and grind them immediately before sprinkling onto your dishes toward the end of cooking.
Notes
Drink cardamom tea after every meal to aid digestion and prevent gas. Milk boiled with cardamom seeds is excellent with a little honey.
Cardamom should not be used by pregnant women or people with gallstones.

thebluechicory:

General Information

Cardamom is a member of member of the ginger family and has a thick fleshy root, a rhizome. It is a bushy plant, about 3 meters tall with straight stems, symmetrical dark green pointed leaves, and lightly colored flowers with white and blue stripes and yellow borders throughout the year. Fruits grow in pods, about 12 per pod.

Varieties

Elettaria spp. Native to India and Malasia
Amomum spp. Native to Asia & Australia

History and Folklore

It is believed that the West got its first taste of cardamom when Alexander the Great brought it back from India. It was used widely in Europe to treat digestive problems.

In Asia and Africa, cardamom has been used to flavor food for centuries and has also been used as an aphrodisiac. It is a very important part of Indian and Arabic cuisine.

Cardamom is an important ingredient in coffee in many cultures. For Arabic coffee, seeds are ground and added to coffee grounds before brewing, or pods are steeped in the coffee itself. In Bedouin traditioni, cardamom pods are placed in the spout of the coffee pot so just the right amount of cardamom flavor is added as the coffee is being poured. In Ethiopia, coffee beans are roasted together with cardamom seeds and other spices immediately before the coffee is prepared. All of these are parts of important hospitality traditions within their cultures.

Propagation

Sow seeds in autumn or propagate by division in spring or summer. Prefers rich, moist soil in part shade. In the north, this plant should be grown in a pot and brought in when temperatures drop below 65 degrees.

Cardamom is grown commercially in India, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cambodia & Veitnam

Harvesting & Storage

Cardamom pods should be picked when they are plump, but still immature and laid in the sun to dry.

The fruits should be stored whole and dry. The seeds can be removed and ground immediately before use. They lose flavor quickly when outside the pod and even more quickly when ground.

When shopping for cardamom pods, only buy green ones. White pods have been bleached and the brown ones will not have the flavor you’re looking for.

Magical Attributes

To encourage a would-be lover, chew some cardamom seeds before talking to him or her. This is also useful in any situation calling for eloquence, when you must charm your audience. Cardamom seeds can also be added to lust drawing sachets. Cardamom is a stimulating herb that relaxes the body and clarifies the mind and should be used in any situation where these are needed.

Household Use

The larvae of the Endoclita hosei use this plant for food and so it can be used in the butterfly garden in areas of this species’ range.

Cardamom seeds can be chewed after a meal to freshen the breath. It has a eucalyptus like flavor.

Cardamom is fragrant and often used in perfumery. Seeds can be placed in sachets and stored with linens to keep them smelling nice. And since Cardamom is an aphrodisiac, their scent might be particularly welcome on your sheets. (If you just want to sleep, use lavender instead). You can also impart their fragrance into your laundry by making a sachet for your dryer (old pantyhose work wonderfully for this).

Healing Attributes

Cardamom has expectorant, stimulating, tonic, warm, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antimycotic, antiviral, carminative, antispasmodic and expectorant effects.

Amomum spp is used most widely in Asian traditional medicine, especially in India.

A. subulatum, commonly called Elaichi is used to treat infections of the teeth & gums, throat troubles, coughs, congestion, tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids and stomach complaints. A. villosum is used in Chinese medicine for stomach complaints, constipation, dysentery called “Tsaoko”

People who have digestive problems, particularly with gluten, may find it helpful to have a cup of cardamom tea after a meal. Or Chai tea, which contains cardamom. It is also excellent for chest congestion.

Culinary Use

Elettaria cardamomu, and Amomun kravanb are both used for food

Cardamom is used in Turkish, Arab, Indian and African cuisine and some Scandinavian and German cookies, pastries and, of course, sausages. Its addition to a dish immediately gives it an Eastern flair. It is used in Chai tea, Turkish coffee and Belgian ale beers. Ground cardamom seeds are used in baking. You can find white cardamom, that is, seeds that have been bleached, if you do not want the black specks of ground unbleached cardamom seeds in your food.

Cardamom pods and seeds (ground or not) are used to flavor seafood, chicken, rice dishes, and stews. It is an ingredient in curry powder and Garam Masala.

You can place whole cardamom pods in stews or rice dishes at the beginning of cooking and remove them at the end, or remove the seeds from the pods and grind them immediately before sprinkling onto your dishes toward the end of cooking.

Notes

Drink cardamom tea after every meal to aid digestion and prevent gas. Milk boiled with cardamom seeds is excellent with a little honey.

Cardamom should not be used by pregnant women or people with gallstones.

spiritualwitchery:

My new protection ring

i wore this exact ring for 6 years and it served me well :)

allthateverwasorwillbe:

Yarrow Salve: Tutorial 

Externally, the yarrow herb has been used for helping to heal bruises, burns, cuts, swelling, ulcers and wounds.

(via honeycoyote)


Green Man by Brian Froud

Green Man by Brian Froud

(Source: voiceofnature, via nyctophilicwitch)

Tacoma area witches?

hey folks,

so i just moved from IL to Puyallup, WA, & i was wondering if there are any tumblr pagan/witchy folks around who would be open to chatting?  i lived in the same place in IL for ten years & worked pretty closely with local land spirits there, so i am feeling a bit disconnected/out of my league atm here & would welcome advice about local herbs/wildcrafting, local land spirits, etc.

or ya know, just cool pagan folks to hang out with would be great too.  i’m going to head to some puget sound pagan events when they start happening, but i figured i’d reach out here too.

nyctophilicwitch:

If you’ve lost your spiritual spark, or have been neglecting yourself spiritually along with your practices and need to get outta of this funk, this spread is for you.I created this spread unintentionally using my new Shadowscapes deck; it started with a simple one card spread and I then continued asking questions and thus the birth of this spread. This is also my first tarot spread I’ve ever made so yay~
What do I need to work on spiritually?
What is needed from me to achieve that?
What is preventing me from being able to achieve it?
How can I change this?
Any feedback would be appreciated, and let me know how this spread works for you!

nyctophilicwitch:

If you’ve lost your spiritual spark, or have been neglecting yourself spiritually along with your practices and need to get outta of this funk, this spread is for you.
I created this spread unintentionally using my new Shadowscapes deck; it started with a simple one card spread and I then continued asking questions and thus the birth of this spread. This is also my first tarot spread I’ve ever made so yay~

  1. What do I need to work on spiritually?
  2. What is needed from me to achieve that?
  3. What is preventing me from being able to achieve it?
  4. How can I change this?

Any feedback would be appreciated, and let me know how this spread works for you!

my main working, seasonal altar and my fire shrine for my elemental witchcraft class

ladylovetarot:

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost" Tarot Spread
1.  Your goal
2.  The real issue(s) keeping you from reaching it
3.  Obstacles you will face and must overcome
4.  Approach/Path 1
5.  Approach/Path 2
6.  Advice for Path 1
7.  Advice for Path 2
8.  Outcome for Path 1
9.  Outcome for Path 2
For the last few years I’ve been feeling a bit lost career-wise.  What I’ve spent the last 10 years of my life doing is not what I want to do, but I feel stuck, old, & tired.  When I was young I had a plan—a very straightforward plan that I allowed myself to be diverted from with mixed results (+cute son; -controlling ex husband).  It took me a long time to realize that there isn’t just one path to reach my goals—there are many and I have the power to find one.
When you get to feeling that you’re in a rut, remember that there are thousands of people out there where you want to be and they each had their own way of getting there.  This spread will help you find at least two options/approaches to reach a goal (it doesn’t have to be career) and to reassure you—there is a way to get to your goal from where you are.
Feel free to play with it….add more paths, add an extra card after each approach to see what individual obstacles each path will create or bring forth.  Be brave and seek out the advice you need, but remember you are ultimately in control of you :)

ladylovetarot:

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost" Tarot Spread

1.  Your goal

2.  The real issue(s) keeping you from reaching it

3.  Obstacles you will face and must overcome

4.  Approach/Path 1

5.  Approach/Path 2

6.  Advice for Path 1

7.  Advice for Path 2

8.  Outcome for Path 1

9.  Outcome for Path 2

For the last few years I’ve been feeling a bit lost career-wise.  What I’ve spent the last 10 years of my life doing is not what I want to do, but I feel stuck, old, & tired.  When I was young I had a plan—a very straightforward plan that I allowed myself to be diverted from with mixed results (+cute son; -controlling ex husband).  It took me a long time to realize that there isn’t just one path to reach my goals—there are many and I have the power to find one.

When you get to feeling that you’re in a rut, remember that there are thousands of people out there where you want to be and they each had their own way of getting there.  This spread will help you find at least two options/approaches to reach a goal (it doesn’t have to be career) and to reassure you—there is a way to get to your goal from where you are.

Feel free to play with it….add more paths, add an extra card after each approach to see what individual obstacles each path will create or bring forth.  Be brave and seek out the advice you need, but remember you are ultimately in control of you :)

(via nyctophilicwitch)

(Source: akshully, via celestialvermin)

thebluechicory:

General Information
Cardamom is a member of member of the ginger family and has a thick fleshy root, a rhizome. It is a bushy plant, about 3 meters tall with straight stems, symmetrical dark green pointed leaves, and lightly colored flowers with white and blue stripes and yellow borders throughout the year. Fruits grow in pods, about 12 per pod.
Varieties
Elettaria spp. Native to India and MalasiaAmomum spp. Native to Asia & Australia
History and Folklore
It is believed that the West got its first taste of cardamom when Alexander the Great brought it back from India. It was used widely in Europe to treat digestive problems.
In Asia and Africa, cardamom has been used to flavor food for centuries and has also been used as an aphrodisiac. It is a very important part of Indian and Arabic cuisine.
Cardamom is an important ingredient in coffee in many cultures. For Arabic coffee, seeds are ground and added to coffee grounds before brewing, or pods are steeped in the coffee itself. In Bedouin traditioni, cardamom pods are placed in the spout of the coffee pot so just the right amount of cardamom flavor is added as the coffee is being poured. In Ethiopia, coffee beans are roasted together with cardamom seeds and other spices immediately before the coffee is prepared. All of these are parts of important hospitality traditions within their cultures.
Propagation
Sow seeds in autumn or propagate by division in spring or summer. Prefers rich, moist soil in part shade. In the north, this plant should be grown in a pot and brought in when temperatures drop below 65 degrees.
Cardamom is grown commercially in India, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cambodia & Veitnam
Harvesting & Storage
Cardamom pods should be picked when they are plump, but still immature and laid in the sun to dry.
The fruits should be stored whole and dry. The seeds can be removed and ground immediately before use. They lose flavor quickly when outside the pod and even more quickly when ground.
When shopping for cardamom pods, only buy green ones. White pods have been bleached and the brown ones will not have the flavor you’re looking for.
Magical Attributes
To encourage a would-be lover, chew some cardamom seeds before talking to him or her. This is also useful in any situation calling for eloquence, when you must charm your audience. Cardamom seeds can also be added to lust drawing sachets. Cardamom is a stimulating herb that relaxes the body and clarifies the mind and should be used in any situation where these are needed.
Household Use
The larvae of the Endoclita hosei use this plant for food and so it can be used in the butterfly garden in areas of this species’ range.
Cardamom seeds can be chewed after a meal to freshen the breath. It has a eucalyptus like flavor.
Cardamom is fragrant and often used in perfumery. Seeds can be placed in sachets and stored with linens to keep them smelling nice. And since Cardamom is an aphrodisiac, their scent might be particularly welcome on your sheets. (If you just want to sleep, use lavender instead). You can also impart their fragrance into your laundry by making a sachet for your dryer (old pantyhose work wonderfully for this).
Healing Attributes
Cardamom has expectorant, stimulating, tonic, warm, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antimycotic, antiviral, carminative, antispasmodic and expectorant effects.
Amomum spp is used most widely in Asian traditional medicine, especially in India.
A. subulatum, commonly called Elaichi is used to treat infections of the teeth & gums, throat troubles, coughs, congestion, tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids and stomach complaints. A. villosum is used in Chinese medicine for stomach complaints, constipation, dysentery called “Tsaoko”
People who have digestive problems, particularly with gluten, may find it helpful to have a cup of cardamom tea after a meal. Or Chai tea, which contains cardamom. It is also excellent for chest congestion.
Culinary Use
Elettaria cardamomu, and Amomun kravanb are both used for food
Cardamom is used in Turkish, Arab, Indian and African cuisine and some Scandinavian and German cookies, pastries and, of course, sausages. Its addition to a dish immediately gives it an Eastern flair. It is used in Chai tea, Turkish coffee and Belgian ale beers. Ground cardamom seeds are used in baking. You can find white cardamom, that is, seeds that have been bleached, if you do not want the black specks of ground unbleached cardamom seeds in your food.
Cardamom pods and seeds (ground or not) are used to flavor seafood, chicken, rice dishes, and stews. It is an ingredient in curry powder and Garam Masala.
You can place whole cardamom pods in stews or rice dishes at the beginning of cooking and remove them at the end, or remove the seeds from the pods and grind them immediately before sprinkling onto your dishes toward the end of cooking.
Notes
Drink cardamom tea after every meal to aid digestion and prevent gas. Milk boiled with cardamom seeds is excellent with a little honey.
Cardamom should not be used by pregnant women or people with gallstones.

thebluechicory:

General Information

Cardamom is a member of member of the ginger family and has a thick fleshy root, a rhizome. It is a bushy plant, about 3 meters tall with straight stems, symmetrical dark green pointed leaves, and lightly colored flowers with white and blue stripes and yellow borders throughout the year. Fruits grow in pods, about 12 per pod.

Varieties

Elettaria spp. Native to India and Malasia
Amomum spp. Native to Asia & Australia

History and Folklore

It is believed that the West got its first taste of cardamom when Alexander the Great brought it back from India. It was used widely in Europe to treat digestive problems.

In Asia and Africa, cardamom has been used to flavor food for centuries and has also been used as an aphrodisiac. It is a very important part of Indian and Arabic cuisine.

Cardamom is an important ingredient in coffee in many cultures. For Arabic coffee, seeds are ground and added to coffee grounds before brewing, or pods are steeped in the coffee itself. In Bedouin traditioni, cardamom pods are placed in the spout of the coffee pot so just the right amount of cardamom flavor is added as the coffee is being poured. In Ethiopia, coffee beans are roasted together with cardamom seeds and other spices immediately before the coffee is prepared. All of these are parts of important hospitality traditions within their cultures.

Propagation

Sow seeds in autumn or propagate by division in spring or summer. Prefers rich, moist soil in part shade. In the north, this plant should be grown in a pot and brought in when temperatures drop below 65 degrees.

Cardamom is grown commercially in India, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cambodia & Veitnam

Harvesting & Storage

Cardamom pods should be picked when they are plump, but still immature and laid in the sun to dry.

The fruits should be stored whole and dry. The seeds can be removed and ground immediately before use. They lose flavor quickly when outside the pod and even more quickly when ground.

When shopping for cardamom pods, only buy green ones. White pods have been bleached and the brown ones will not have the flavor you’re looking for.

Magical Attributes

To encourage a would-be lover, chew some cardamom seeds before talking to him or her. This is also useful in any situation calling for eloquence, when you must charm your audience. Cardamom seeds can also be added to lust drawing sachets. Cardamom is a stimulating herb that relaxes the body and clarifies the mind and should be used in any situation where these are needed.

Household Use

The larvae of the Endoclita hosei use this plant for food and so it can be used in the butterfly garden in areas of this species’ range.

Cardamom seeds can be chewed after a meal to freshen the breath. It has a eucalyptus like flavor.

Cardamom is fragrant and often used in perfumery. Seeds can be placed in sachets and stored with linens to keep them smelling nice. And since Cardamom is an aphrodisiac, their scent might be particularly welcome on your sheets. (If you just want to sleep, use lavender instead). You can also impart their fragrance into your laundry by making a sachet for your dryer (old pantyhose work wonderfully for this).

Healing Attributes

Cardamom has expectorant, stimulating, tonic, warm, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antimycotic, antiviral, carminative, antispasmodic and expectorant effects.

Amomum spp is used most widely in Asian traditional medicine, especially in India.

A. subulatum, commonly called Elaichi is used to treat infections of the teeth & gums, throat troubles, coughs, congestion, tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids and stomach complaints. A. villosum is used in Chinese medicine for stomach complaints, constipation, dysentery called “Tsaoko”

People who have digestive problems, particularly with gluten, may find it helpful to have a cup of cardamom tea after a meal. Or Chai tea, which contains cardamom. It is also excellent for chest congestion.

Culinary Use

Elettaria cardamomu, and Amomun kravanb are both used for food

Cardamom is used in Turkish, Arab, Indian and African cuisine and some Scandinavian and German cookies, pastries and, of course, sausages. Its addition to a dish immediately gives it an Eastern flair. It is used in Chai tea, Turkish coffee and Belgian ale beers. Ground cardamom seeds are used in baking. You can find white cardamom, that is, seeds that have been bleached, if you do not want the black specks of ground unbleached cardamom seeds in your food.

Cardamom pods and seeds (ground or not) are used to flavor seafood, chicken, rice dishes, and stews. It is an ingredient in curry powder and Garam Masala.

You can place whole cardamom pods in stews or rice dishes at the beginning of cooking and remove them at the end, or remove the seeds from the pods and grind them immediately before sprinkling onto your dishes toward the end of cooking.

Notes

Drink cardamom tea after every meal to aid digestion and prevent gas. Milk boiled with cardamom seeds is excellent with a little honey.

Cardamom should not be used by pregnant women or people with gallstones.

spiritualwitchery:

My new protection ring

i wore this exact ring for 6 years and it served me well :)

Tacoma area witches?

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