Cardamom (Elaichi) seeds are one of the spices which are widely used in Indian cuisine. It is also used as a stimulant, aphrodisiac and a breath freshener. It is believed to aid digestion and it is also used to cure colds, bronchitis, fevers and various other ailments.
Here is a collection of a few cardamom based home-remedies:
Cardamom to cure giddiness
Take a few whole pods of cardamom and crush them – husk and seeds. Add jaggery to make a decoction. One ounce of this decoction taken thrice a day can prevent giddiness.
Cardamom for stomach aches
Take cardamom seeds and the root of long pepper. Grind this together to make a fine powder and mix well with ghee. This mixture, taken orally, is sure to bring relief in most cases of stomach aches.
Cardamom for diarrhea
Make a decoction out of the root and leaves of the cardamom plant and boiling water. An oral intake of this decoction, after it has cooled down, will help.
Cardamom for vomiting
* Burn whole cardamom seeds and powder. Mix this with honey and take orally.
* Crush half to one gram of cardamom seeds and mix well in one glass of tender coconut water and take it orally.
In both methods, vomiting will subside within an hour.
Cardamom to improve appetite
Powder cardamom seeds with a little ginger, clove and caraway. Mix this powder with honey and administer it orally, especially works wonders to improve children’s appetite.
Cardamom to clear a sore throat
Make a powder of cardamom seeds. Take a bit of cinnamon (dalchini). Boil both spices in water. Add salt when the water comes to a boil. Filter this well, and use it for further gargling. Brings instant relief to sore throats and prevents further infection. See also: Home remedies for hoarse voice
Cardamom for general health
It is believed that cardamom mixed with honey improves eyesight, strengthens the nervous system and keeps one healthy.
Also read: Home-remedies with cumin seeds (jeera)
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