Indian Name : Elaich
Botanical Name : Elettaria cardamomum
Parts Use: Fruits
is native to India and Sri Lanka where it occurs in the
wild. It has been introduced all over all over tropical
Asia where it is cultivated.
The plant grows in a thick clump of up to 20 leafy shoots.
It can reach a height of between 2 to almost 6 m.
Leaves - dark green, long and sword-shaped. The underside
is paler and may have a covering of tiny hairs.
Flowers - on a long flowering stalk which can grow to more
than 1 m long. They are both male and female and are pale
green. One of the petals is white and streaked with
Fruits - pale green to yellow and elongated oval-shape.
Each fruit has 3 chambers filled with small aromatic
seeds, each about 3 mm long. The fruits and seeds dry to a
straw-brown colour and are widely used as flavouring.
No specific requirements
Advice : The Best
time to buy this herb :
November to January
Always try to buy black cardamom whole rather than in
seed form as it begins to lose its potency and aroma
when the skin is removed and seeds are stored without
the skin. It is also preferable not to buy the powdered
form if whole pods are available, for the same reason.
When required for use as a powder, remove the skin and
discard and then grind the seeds in a clean, dry coffee
grinder and use immediately. Look for fragrant, well
formed pods that are plump, firm, dry and about an inch
According to traditional wisdom of Ayurveda, cardamom
is effective in improving digestion. It helps those
suffering from stomach cramps. It is a good stimulant and
beneficial for those suffering from flatulence and gas.
Cardamom helps treat Sexual dysfunctions such as premature
ejaculation and impotency can be easily remedied using the
elaichi herb. Boiling the cardamom seeds in a mixture of
honey and milk and then ingesting the concoction every
night has been shown to yield superb results.
Cardamom also helps in cleansing the body as it has
detoxifying properties. It is basically a warm spice and
known to have originated from India. It improves blood
circulation to the lungs and can be helpful in prevention
of spasms or convulsions. Hence, cardamom in small
quantities is beneficial for those suffering from asthma
Cardamom enhances appetite and provides relief from
acidity in the stomach. It is used in the cure of
halitosis. It is beneficial for those suffering from
various kinds of respiratory allergies. When you have sore
throat, you can try out a little quantity of this
Those suffering from nausea as well as excessive threat
can also try out cardamom. Along with some other
medicines, it can be used for treating mouth ulcers. It is
known to be a good cure for weakness in general. Some
practitioners of Ayurevda also advise its use for treating
infection of the urinary tract.
Cardamom is known to be helpful in balancing all three 'doshas'
in the human body. Hence it is termed as "tridoshic”.
A little quantity of cardamom is especially beneficial in
balancing "kapha”. It can be used for balancing
"vata" and "pitta" also.
Quality of Elaichi :
- Big Elaichi
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