Common Name: Elaichi, Ela, Green Cardamom, Chhoti Elaichi, Hari Elaychi
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Active Agents: Alpha-terpinyl acetate, 1,8-cineole, linalyl acetate, limonene and linalool
Uses of Cardamom
Low Appetite: Take cardamom with ginger juice to improve the appetite.
Cold and Cough: Lick some cardamom powder with honey to calm a scratchy throat.
Bad Breath: Drink some cardamom tea daily to boost digestion and fix bad breath. Or, you can simply chew on a cardamom pod.
Regulates Heart Rate: Cardamom is rich in potassium and essential electrolytes, which means that regular intake can regularize your heart rate and your blood pressure.
Cystitis, Gonorrhea and Scanty Urination: Mix cardamom seed powder with amla juice to use as an herbal diuretic.