Elaichi (Cardamom) seeds are used in ayurvedic medicines for respiratory diseases. It is ingredient of Sitopaladi Churna, which is famous medicine for recurrent respiratory infections, cough, asthma, cold, and several other diseases. Green Cardamom Pod outer skin is also beneficial for improving blood circulation and exerting blood purifier action. The whole pod with seeds is used in making Cardamom (Elaichi) Tea.
Elaichi (Cardamom) is a good aromatic, digestive stimulant and carminative. All these medicinal properties are due to the essential oil present in cardamom. Other properties include:
Elaichi (Cardamom) increases blood circulation, reduces toxins in the blood and increases elimination of these toxins by inducing mild diuresis. It also has anti-allergic effects, which appear in allergic skin rashes and urticaria. Aphrodisiac effects are also observed with cardamom seeds. It also has immunostimulatory effects, which are noticeable in recurrent upper respiratory infections. It lessens and prevents recurrent infections