Cardamom. Some people don’t even know how to say the word. In fact, some of our best friends just say: “cardaYUM.”
This popular spice is probably best known for the delicious distinction it brings to Indian dishes, where it’s native to the regions of the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia.
We researched, we toiled, we formulated, and the drawing board saw us more than it would have liked. We needed the perfect blend of sass and punch… and ultimately, cardamom was the only true consideration.
Fittingly, the class of one of our favorite main ingredients in our formulation is uncannily similar to our company name…so, it was clearly meant to have a starring role in our newest balm!
From the class zingiberaceae (get it…zzyng?) cardamom has been stimulating the senses for thousands of years. A close sister to ginger, cardamom is one of the world’s ancient spices. It’s been used as teeth cleaner, in perfumes, as medicinal aids, in spice trades, and as an ingredient to Scandinavian desserts, Russian liqueurs, and of course, sweet Indian dishes. The ancient Romans, crafty Egyptians and forward-thinking Swedes all certainly knew what they were doing in the spices category. We’re not going to compare our product with these great ancient civilizations, but in a way, our lemon bergamot cardamom zzyng lip balm is a reflection of their brilliance and an expression of their mastery of the keen human senses.
It’s also fitting that cardamom is a stimulant and a carminative. Cardamom has carminative properties that will help to slow the rate of stomach muscle cramping. As a stimulant, cardamom can bring mental clarity while it can help to cool the body in extreme heat while it calms the digestive system. Cardamom is also said to have decongestant properties to clear up nasal and bronchial congestion, as its scent is not only pleasant but penetrating and lively.
We could go on, but we think cardamom is about to see its popularity stay on the rise. For now, explore it for yourself and get it here.