Cardamom also known as Elaichi in India is the name for a plant species and its seeds is native to India and Southeast Asia. Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal gas, constipation, liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite. The taste can best be described as a sort of strong herb mixed with an orange with a slight hint of cinnamon. Cardamom has many health benefits especially its tea, which can also be found in the form of tea bags or just use it leaves. The therapeutic properties of cardamom oil have found application in many traditional medicines as antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.
Cardamom tea is enriched in antioxidants, these help in fighting the free radicals that would otherwise be a reason for the cancer your body may suffer. It is also a reason why cardamom is a really good anti-aging spice. There is no better tea that has the capability to detoxify your body system and provide immunity. Consume this tea on a regular basis and you will notice the difference. Detoxifying your body regularly can remove toxins from the body.
According to the “Encyclopaedia of Natural Medicine,” cardamom tea can help your body get rid of wastes. These wastes can inhibit the proper function of your body. By eliminating these wastes, cardamom tea can benefit your circulatory and digestive systems in addition to your kidneys and liver. Those who have suffered from a congested respiratory tract will know that this can cause severe headaches and sleepless nights. Using a homemade remedy of a cup of warm cardamom tea will clear your respiratory tract. Sufferers of bronchitis and asthma can also find relief by sipping on a cup of this tea. For those of you who suffer from hypertension, its time you consume cardamom on a regular basis as this tea has the capability of improving blood circulation to the lungs and helps in reducing your blood pressure.
Many describe the tea as being citrusy, floral and sweet. It also has undertones of smokiness and aromatic musk. This exotic flavour makes it a popular choice for mixing with other flavours.