Cardamom also known as Elaichi comes from the seeds of several different plants that belong to the same family as ginger. It has a distinctive flavour that complements both sweet and savoury dishes. People may use cardamom seeds and pods in curries, desserts, and meat dishes, as well as in beverages, such as coffee and chai tea.
People also take cardamom as a supplement for its health benefits. Cardamom contains phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
The seeds, oils and extracts of cardamom are thought to have impressive medicinal properties and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
Cardamom was believed to be a cure for mouth infections, throat problems, congestion of the chest, gastrointestinal disorders and was also used as an antidote for poison and venom.
Cardamom may be helpful for people with high blood pressure. Cardamom has been used for thousands of years to help with digestion. The use of cardamom to treat bad breath and improve oral health is an ancient remedy. Compounds in cardamom may help increase airflow to your lungs and improve breathing.
The most common way to use cardamom is in cooking or baking. It’s very versatile and often added to Indian curries and stews, as well as gingerbread cookies, bread and other baked goods.
It helps improve digestion
Good for dental care
Cardamom can also treat cough and cold
Cardamom can also improve symptoms of metabolic disorders
100 grams of cardamom contains: