January 7, 2007

Cardamom based home remedies


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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9 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:21 PM

    I've been wanting to get my hands on this elusive spice...must see if that friend of mine in India can get me some!

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  2. Narmada9:35 AM

    Consumption of this combination helps to reduce the intensity of stomach ache without any exception.

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  3. Shubha9:49 AM

    The recommended amount of this powder is one ounce at a time in the form of decoction and it needs to be consumed at least thrice a day. This easy home remedy helps to reduce the problem of lethargy.

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  4. Anonymous8:50 AM

    many spices and herbs have medicinal qualities and can help prevent everything from cancer to the common cold.e.g Cumin: Prevents Cancer
    ,Ginger: Calms Nausea,Basil: Combats Colds.

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  5. Anonymous5:58 PM

    It is broadly used to treat infections in teeth and gums, to prevent and treat throat troubles, congestion of the lungs and pulmonary tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids and also digestive disorders. It is also reportedly used as an antidote for both snake and scorpion venom.

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  6. unknown6:00 PM

    Cardamom has a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance. It is often used in baking .

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  7. Sangeeta6:20 PM

    Green cardamom is used to treat infections in teeth and gums, to prevent and treat throat troubles, congestion of the lungs and pulmonary tuberculosis, inflammation of eyelids and also digestive disorders.

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  8. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Here are some excellent uses for this spice.

    Digestive Disorders - Ground cardamom seeds mixed with ginger, cloves and coriander, is an effective remedy for indigestion.

    Bad Breath - A few seeds chewed for a brief period will remove foul smell.

    Depression - Powdered seeds of cardamom are boiled in water with tea. It gives off a very pleasing aroma to the tea. This can be used as a remedy in the treatment of depression.

    Impotency - Pinch of powdered cardamom seeds boiled in milk and sweetened with honey every other night would yield excellent results. NOTE : EXCESSIVE use of cardamom at times may lead to impotency..!!

    Oral disorders - Gargling with an infusion of cardamom and cinnamon cures pharyngitis, sore-throat, relaxes uvula, or the fleshy conical portion at the back of the tongue, and hoarseness during the infective stage of influenza. Gargling with cardamom daily protects one from the flu.

    Hiccups - An infusion made by boiling a couple of pounded whole cardamoms in a cup of water along with some mint leaves is useful in relieving hiccups.

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  9. Thanks for the information, Really appreciate the time and effort spent on gathering and sharing it..

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