Cardamom also known as Elaichi is a spice regarded as the Queen of Spices and is one of the most expensive spices ranking third, the first and second being saffron and vanilla, respectively. It is one of the most common spices seen in an Indian household. Not only does it add sweet taste and unique flavour to your dishes, it is also widely used as a natural mouth freshener.
Freshens breatheEver wonder why cardamom is added to the mouth freshener which you eat after having food. Well, cardamom or elaichi pods freshen the breath. If you are a person who suffer from bad breath constantly, start carrying green cardamom pods in your pocket.
Relieves acidityChewing elaichi pods releases essential oils which increases the amount of saliva you secrete. It also improves your appetite thereby reducing the amount of acidity you experience by imparting a cooling sensation.
Fights anaemiaAdd a pinch or two of elaichi powder and turmeric to a glass of warm milk. You can add a little sugar for taste. Drink this every night to get rid of anaemia
Aids in Digestion
Helps In Weight lossCardamom tea coupled with exercise keeps digestion and assimilation of food in peak orders, thus resulting in weight loss. To make cardamom tea, boil water, once it boils properly, take it off the burner and add a green tea bag and 1 cardamom pod slit open and let it infuse. After a few minutes strain and if desired sweeten with honey.
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