Green Cardamom is one commonly used item in Indian kitchen and is mainly used in food as a flavouring agent. But it has some medicinal properties too and can be used to get relief from some ailments.
Indigestion – Take 2 to 3 pods of cardamom, ½ inch piece of ginger, a 2 pieces of cloves and ¼ teaspoon of dhania powder and grind them well. Put this mixture in a cup of warm water and drink it after stirring it well. It acts as an instant remedy for indigestion, bloating and gas.
Burning urination problem – Take ½ teaspoon each of Cardamom powder and Amla powder and mix them in a glass of water thoroughly. Drink this twice a day for as long as the symptom persists. This will relieve you of the burning sensation.
Giddiness – Take a few pods of Green Elaichi and crush them. Add water and Jaggery to make decoction. Take 1 ounce of this decoction 3 times a day.
Depression and exhaustion – To recover from such a state, take 1/4 teaspoon of powdered Elaichi seeds in water and boil them for 3 to 4 minutes. Then consume this solution after cooling it down.
Anaemia – Add a pinch or two of green elaichi powder and turmeric to a glass of warm milk. You can add a little sugar for taste if you like. Drink this every night to help relieve weakness and other symptoms of anaemia.
Flatulence – Take a mixture of green elaichi powder, dried ginger powder and Fennel seeds (Saunf) powder in equal quantities. Add 1 teaspoon of this mixture in a cup of water, put a pinch of asafoetida and consume it to get relief from Flatulence.
Dizziness – For dizziness and lightheadedness, take Lemon juice mixed with some sugar and a pinch of Elaichi powder and consume it.
Stomachache – Crush 2 pods of green cardamoms to powder and mix it with 1 teaspoon of honey and consume the mixture.
Sore throat – To clear sore throat, take ¼ teaspoon each of Elaichi seed powder and cinnamon powder and boil them in water. Add a pinch salt to the boiling water, cool it and drink.
Hiccups – Make an infusion by boiling 2 pounded whole green Elaichi in a cup of water along with 5 leaves of Mint for 2 minutes. Cool the solution, strain out the leaves and drink it. This will stop the hiccups.