A 2009 Indian clinical study found that Cardamom (Elaichi) successfully lowered blood pressure in 20 adults over a 3-month period. Those taking part in the trial had “a feeling of well-being without any side-effects”. The herb has a long-established antispasmodic action.
- Elaichi benefits have been highly valued both as a spice and a medicine
- Cardamom is an effective treatment for bad breath, and when taken with garlic helps to reduce its smell.
- It is used in India for many conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, kidney stones, anorexia, debility, and weakened Vata.
- Elaichi benefits have been used for the relief of digestive problems, especially indigestion, wind and griping, and irritable bowel syndrome.
KEY PREPARATIONS & CARDAMOM USES
Added to food
KEY ACTIONS OF CARDAMOM
Digestive tonic Mild stimulant
Protects liver Antispasmodic