Medicinal uses of green cardamom

Cardamom(chhoti ilayachi) medicinal properties and health benefits and it's home remedies.

Small or green Cardamoms are native of South India and Sri lanka. These are dried fruits of medium sized perennial herb. Generally these are used as flavouring and masticatory.

cardamom health benefits

Small or lesser cardamoms are powerful aromatic stimulant, carminative, stomachic and diuretic. These are useful in curing digestive system related problems. Cardamom can be chewed to get relief from indigestion, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Green Cardamoms are very useful in curing cough, weak digestion, abdominal gas and stomach pain. These help to stimulate digestion without increasing pitta.

General Information


  • Botanical name: Elettaria cardamomum
  • Sanskrit name: Ela
  • Other names: Lesser cardamom, Green Cardamom, chhoti elaichi, Hari Elaychi

Cardamoms has numerous health benefits like improving digestion, eyesight, etc.

Here are few remedies that can be done at home cure various ailments.

  • Low appetite in adults, kids

    Take cardamom with ginger juice to cure loss of appetite.
    Or Add SC in milk and drink. This is also helpful in preventing abdominal gas and indigestion due to milk.

  • Liver disorder

    Take SC powder and boil in water. Cook for a few minutes and drink.

  • Bad breath

    Chew cardamom seeds to prevent bad breath.

  • Hoarseness of voice, Sore throat, Pharyngitis

    Gargle with infusion of cardamom and cinnamon.

  • Cold, cough

    Prepare tea of cardamom or boil in milk and drink lukewarm. Or take Cardamom powder with honey

  • Scanty urination, diarrhea, palpitation

    Boil in water and cook as tea. Add honey and drink.

  • Improve eyesight

    Daily eat a cardamom with honey

Cardamom is very great spice with lot of medicinal properties. You can try above as there is no know side effects if used in controlled manner. Very high intake can cause some irritation in the mouth and stomach.

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