Cardamom | Ela

At Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula we like to joke about forming the zingiberaceae fan club. Not only are top favourite multi-purpose herbs ginger and turmeric in this family--so is cardamom. And cardamom is more than a delicious seasoning for milk puddings and chay, it also enhances digestion, kills h. pylori, and acts as an antidote to caffeine.

Here are a few Ayurvedic cardamom home remedies.

Anti-smoking: 1 tsp. cardamom to 1 cup boiling water, brew for 5 minutes, strain and drink.

Stomach pain & diarrhoea: 1 tsp. cardamom to 1 cup boiling water, brew for 5 minutes, strain and drink.

Urinary stones: Punarnava tea with powdered cardamom 3x daily for 2 weeks to break up stone.

Mouth freshener: Chew cardamom pod after eating

Hiccough: Cardamom and mint tea

Glaucoma: ¼ t cardamom powder in 1t honey before bed for 3 months.

Memory and aphrodisiac: 1t cardamom in 1 c milk, cool, add honey, drink before bed.

High cholesterol and hypertension: 2t cardamom powder in cumin tea 3x daily.

Hyperacidity: drink 1 cup hot milk with 1 tsp. cardamom

Alakananda Ma M.B., B.S. (Lond.) is an Ayurvedic Doctor (NAMA) and graduate of a top London medical school. She is co-founder of Alandi Ayurveda Clinic and Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula in Boulder Colorado, as well as a spiritual mother, teacher, flower essence maker and storyteller. Alakananda is a well known and highly respected practitioner in the Ayurveda community both nationally and internationally.

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