If the flu is hitting you hard and you can't stop sneezing; and we've all been there, you don't need to spend a lot of money in expensive treatments. There's a number of home remedies you can try and one of our favorites is black cardamom.
If you haven't heard of black cardamom, it is a staple in Indian kitchens; it is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Spices’. The reason is simple, while it is commonly used as a flavoring spice for many Indian dishes since it lends to a variety of dishes, it also contains a number of health benefits.
So, why it works exactly? Black cardamom is a natural remedy for respiratory problems. You can combat asthma, cold, cough and bronchitis with these black pods. Black cardamom contains a strong aromatic flavor, and can fight dental disorders such as teeth and gum infections, as well as bad breath.
Black cardamom is great ingredient which has properties which will help you cut back on your sneezes. The seeds of the black cardamom have antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that protect against infections, further boosting the immunity system.
Cardamom pods also known as elaichi, can be beneficial in treating sore throat, congestion or even dry cough. Elaichi is rich in antioxidants. In fact, black cardamom helps in combating the symptoms of cold and cough, while the oil derived from its seeds acts as an antiseptic which is known to calm down sore-throat. Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, chewing elaichi for half an hour daily can prove to be very effective in curing a cold that just won’t budge. Chewing leads to the stimulation of salivary glands. This, in turn, strengthens the mucosal lining of the stomach and speeds up your digestion and relieves you of the symptoms of heartburn.
It can be chewed 2-3 times a day when you are suffering from a cold.
Its strong aroma and oil content can help normalize the mucous flow and remove the