Cardamom or elaichi is an essential spice in every Indian kitchen. It has been used for ages to add flavour to many dishes and curries.It is also used as a mouth freshener. But that is not the only use of this wonder spice. Cardamom has long been used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various conditions related to digestion, cardiovascular health, stress, cold and flu and dental health. 



Some of Health Benefits Of Cardamom (elaichi) are as follows:

A . Aids In Digestion
Cardamom has shown ability to reduce the symptoms of gastrointestinal problems like acidity, gas, cramps, nausea, heartburn etc. Mix cardamom with simmering water and drink it with a bit of sugar for improving digestion.

B . Relieves Cold And Cough
Cardamom helps alleviate cold and flu symptoms especially in cases of sore throat. Gargling with water boiled with cardamom can reduce inflammation of throat. Mix cardamom powder, ginger powder and honey and use the concoction for sore throat.

C . Fights Cancer
Preliminary research shows promise of cardamom for treatment of cancer. It is known to contain cancer fighting ingredients. Include cardamom in your morning tea by adding it in the boiling water or milk.

D . Acts As A Blood Thinner
Cardamom prevents the formation of blood clots that can potentially block arteries and cause stroke. It also lowers blood pressure and improves blood circulation. You can inhale cardamom essential oil for relieving stress and boosting circulation.

E . Gets Rid Of Body Toxins
Cardamom is a known diuretic which helps in removing excess toxins from kidneys, urinary tract and bladder. You can add cardamom to cakes, breads and fruits for enriching flavour and also making it healthier.

F . Improves Oral Health
Cardamom is widely used as a mouth freshener in India since it is effective in fighting bad breath. It also fights ulcers or other infections of the mouth.

G . Acts As An Anti-Microbial
Cardamom is known to slow down the growth of various harmful microbes like fungi, bacteria and viruses.



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