HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK CARDAMON
Cough is quite a common ailment, which usually happens with the cold. It is commonly known as Kapha disorder in Ayurveda. Cough is generally caused by the accumulation of mucus in the respiratory tract. Black Cardamom/Badi Elaichi helps to reduce the symptoms of cough and cold due to its Kapha balancing and Ushna(hot) property. It helps to melt the accumulated mucus and releases it from the lungs, thus providing relief.
2. Loss of Appetite
Black Cardamom/Badi Elaichi helps to improve appetite when it is added to a daily diet. In Ayurveda, loss of appetite is due to Agnimandya (weak digestion). It is caused by an aggravation of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas leading to incomplete digestion of food. This causes insufficient secretion of gastric juice in the stomach which results in loss of appetite. Black Cardamom/Badi Elaichi stimulates digestion and improves appetite. This is due to its Deepan (appetizer) property.
Black Cardamom/Badi Elaichi helps to control the symptoms of asthma and gives relief in case of breathlessness. According to Ayurveda, the main doshas involved in Asthma are Vata and Kapha. The vitiated ‘Vata’ combines with deranged ‘Kapha dosha’ in the lungs obstructing the respiratory passages and results in difficulty in breathing. This condition is known as Swas Roga (asthma). Black Cardamom/Badi Elaichi very useful in Asthma because it balances Vata- Kapha doshas. It also helps to melt and expel out excessive sputum from the lungs due to its Ushna (hot) nature.