To prepare them for use, the pods should be cracked with a small knife or fingernail. The seeds can then be removed and the skin discarded. For the utmost in savour and aroma, the seeds must be immediately ground and used. About 8 large or 12 small pods make about a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom. Read more →


Green tea has been shown to protect against the oxidation of cholesterol to a more toxic molecule (oxidized cholesterol).Consumption of green tea increases antioxidant activity in the blood. Oxidative damage to LDL can promote atherosclerosis Read more →


Momordica charantia, commonly called ‘cerasee’ or ‘cercee’ in Jamaica. This tea is very bitter.Cerasee contains nutrients like iron, vitamins A and C, phosphorus and alkaloids. Cerasee is very efficacious in treating various aliments. I drink the tea three or four times per annum because of its detoxifying properties. it is very good at purifying the blood and body . Read more →