What is Cardamom? Benefits of Elaichi?

What is Cardamom? Benefits of Elaichi?


What is Cardomom or Elaichi

Do you know the benefits of the spice cardamom, which has more than a neck effect and strikes with its unique smell and taste?

Miraculous little seeds: Cardamom

Cardamom, a plant that grows widely in countries such as India, Nepal, Malaysia, and cardamom, is known as the most valuable plant imported from the East after saffron and vanilla. In addition to its many benefits to health, it is added as a flavor to meals, pastries, teas, and even coffees.

The Latin name of the commonly used cardamom type is Elettaria cardamomum. It is also known as ' Cardamom ' in English. Cardamom, a plant belonging to the gingerbread family, does not grow in our country, but the green-shelled Elettaria cardamomum species are regularly imported.

The benefits of cardamom

It can be used as a good vitamin and mineral supplement thanks to its vitamin A, vitamin C, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.

It helps eliminate digestive system problems. It regulates stomach acids, facilitates digestion and is effective in the removal of gastrointestinal gases.

It has a calming feature. It helps to cope with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and similar psychological conditions. Cardamom tea, which is drunk before bedtime, helps relax the body and nervous system and reduces stress and provides a night of better sleep. However, people who regularly take antidepressants like drugs should consult their physicians before using cardamom.

Cardiovascular health positively affects. It regulates blood flow in the body and helps to relieve blood pressure, cholesterol and similar problems.

It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

It is effective in removing spasms and cramps during the menstrual period.

It helps to relieve nausea.

 It helps in eliminating dental and gum problems. By reducing microbes in the mouth, it reduces problems such as tooth decay, bleeding gums, and bad breath. Because of this feature in India, it is also used by chewing seeds. Rinsing the mouth with the mouthwash prepared by brewing cardamom seeds in hot water also relieves breath and helps maintain oral health.

It relaxes the respiratory system.

 It helps to relieve cough related to a sore throat.

How to prepare cardamom tea?

A teaspoon of cardamom seeds is added to a cup of boiled water. The mouth is closed and left to infuse for 10 minutes. After filtering, a teaspoon of honey can be added to sweeten it. It should be consumed while hot.
To brew a more delicious and effective herbal tea, you can add cardamom to other herbal teas.

How to make cardamom coffee?

If you want to use cardamom to add flavor to your coffee, you can add half a teaspoon of whole or ground cardamom seeds together with coffee into Turkish coffee or filter coffee.

 What are the side effects of cardamom?

 What are the side effects of cardamom?

It is known that cardamom plants can cause gallstone formation when consumed regularly and frequently. Therefore, you should be careful not to use cardamom in large quantities, especially if you are having problems with your gallbladder.

If you have an antidepressant and aspirin-like medication that you use regularly, you should consult your doctor before using cardamom in a cure form.