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The aromatic seed of India, Badi Elachi (Black Cardamom) is extremely popular across the world. Black Cardamom is an Indian spice, used in every Indian household which is commonly known as ‘Badi Elaichi or Kali Elaichi’ in Hindi and “Brihad Ela” or “Sthula Ela” in Sanskrit. We have already known the goodness of Green Cardamom, which is often considered as ‘Queen of Spices’. Black cardamom is a one of the key ingredient in India’s famous garam masala spice mixture and several other masalas. It is mostly used in savory dishes ranging from curries, stews, and daals (lentil dishes) to pilafs, in Indian cooking. Now we will unfold the mystery of Black Cardamom.

Black cardamom is majorly grown in the sub-Himalayan region of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Nepal and Bhutan, Black Cardamom is also called as Winged Cardamom, Hill Cardamom, Bengal Cardamom, Greater Cardamom, Indian Cardamom, and Nepal Cardamom.

Black Cardamom is a perennial herb which contains many health benefits. For example, chewing a few seeds of Cardamom can help increase our appetite. Its oil can be used for massages to get rid of mental or emotional stress. Its oil can also help in suppressing acute pain like, headache.

Black Cardamom seeds have many health benefits, including for the body, skin and hair.

Ingredients of Badi Elachi Powder

S. No. Herb Used Latin Name Quantity
1. Badi Elaichi Amomum subulatum 100 gm

Health Benefits of Badi Elachi Powder

Badi Elachi Powder have many medicinal uses. It shows good effect in curing stones of the kidney and gall bladder and is also used to treat stomach ailments and dental problems. It is also chewed as a mouth freshener. It aids digestion and is a stimulant. It has a soothing and calming effect on the digestive tract and is used as a remedy for gastritis and dyspepsia. It also helps to treat respiratory problems like asthma. Cardamom contains anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce muscle spasms. Black Cardamom is also used to treat sexual disorders like premature ejaculation and impotency.

Provides Respiratory Relief

Black Cardamom is a natural herbal remedy for respiratory disorders. We can combat asthma, cold, cough and bronchitis like problems with these black pods. This tiny but powerful black seed can help warm the respiratory tract to ensure easy passage of air through the lungs thus helping in normal respiration. Black Cardamom seeds provide good relief in combating cough, cold and sore throat. It helps by alleviating the mucous membrane while also normalizing mucous flow through the respiratory tract. Black Cardamom help in providing relief from a number of respiratory disorders like Asthma, Whooping cough, Bronchitis and Pulmonary tuberculosis.

Good for Dental Health

Black Cardamom contains a very strong aromatic flavor, and can fight dental disorders such as teeth and gum infections, as well as bad breath. Black cardamom can be effectively used to ensure dental health. It helps in frightening dental disorders which include teeth and gum infections, among other dental problems. It also helps in curing Halitosis due presence of strong aroma in it – Halitosis is more commonly known as bad breath.

Improves Gastro-Intestinal Health

Black Cardamom helps in stimulating and regulating the gastric and intestinal glands to secrete essential juices. These seeds are carminative in nature and provide relief from abdominal gas, indigestion and flatulence.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Regular intake of black cardamom will help in keeping your heart healthy, your blood pressure under check, and also reduce the chances of a blood clot.

Anti-Cancer Properties

Black Cardamom contains two kinds of antioxidants which are Diindolyl Methane and Indole-3-Carbinol. These antioxidants helps in combating breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer. They also prevent the growth of cancerous cells and helps in combating it. The anti-carcinogenic properties of the spice also raise the amount of glutathione (an antioxidant) in the body which helps in preventing the generation and growth of cancerous cells.

Antibacterial Properties

Regular intake of Black Cardamom helps in boosting your immunity and protect from bacterial infections. Black Cardamom can destroy microbes of almost 14 different species. So its intake boosts immunity and provides protection against bacterial or viral infections.

Ensures Urinary Health

Black Cardamom seed is also known to be an effective diuretic. This means that it can be used to ensure urination. This will help keep your renal system healthy and let it function well.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Thanks to Anti-Inflammatory effects of Black Cardamom. Black Cardamom is very rich in compounds that may fight inflammation.

Inflammation occurs when our body is exposed to foreign substances. Acute inflammation is necessary and beneficial when exposed to foreign particles, but long-term inflammation can be a cause to chronic diseases. Antioxidants, are found in abundance in Black Cardamom, which protect cells from damage and stop inflammation from occurring.

Good for Skin Health

Black Cardamom is full of vitamin C, antioxidants, and the essential mineral potassium; Black Cardamom can keep our internal system free from toxic materials. It enhances blood circulation throughout surface of the skin, and keeps it healthy. It plays very good role towards better skin complexion, and makes your skin look younger. It is an important content of many Ayurvedic beauty products.

Good for Hair Health

Black cardamom has anti-oxidative properties which helps in keeping your scalp and hair strands nourished, while making your hair stronger, with thick and shiny tresses.

Black Cardamom is full of the antioxidants, essential mineral and vitamin C, with regular consumption of the spice can keep your internal system free from toxic materials, thereby improving the circulation of blood throughout the skin surface and keeping it healthy. To get atoned, firm and youthful looks, start consuming Black Cardamom in a regular manner.

Anesthetic Properties

Oil extracted from Black Cardamom seed is highly anesthetic and sedative. It can help in curbing acute pain like headache and provide immediate relief. The essential oil obtained from the spice is also used in eliminating stress and fatigue.

Good for Cardiac Health

Black Cardamoms also have a good effect on the cardiac health to a great extent. It helps in controlling cardiac rhythm is one of its most important benefits, which eventually keeps your blood pressure under check. Our heart remains healthy with regular intake of Black Cardamom. It reduces the probabilities of blood clot. During scorching summer this spice is also very effective in protecting you from heat stroke or sun stroke.

Secret to Longevity

In Chinese tradition, drinking Cardamom Tea is known to be the secret to longevity. Black Cardamom tea helps in flushing out toxins and keeps your internal systems clean. Black Cardamom is one such spice that must be consumed on a daily basis in order to stay healthy and increase your life span.

Role in Blood Circulation

Black Cardamom helps in increasing the blood circulation in your body and especially to your lungs and so, is often used as a natural remedy for respiratory disorders. It helps in maintaining vitality and keeps your energy levels up.

Detoxification role of Black Cardamom

Black Cardamom acts as a good detoxifier for our body. It is capable of removing caffeine from the blood so that you can stay safe from the adverse effects of the alkaloid and protects from its bad effects.

Lowers high blood pressure

Make concoction of a teaspoon Coriander and one pinch of Cardamom mixed with 1 cup of freshly squeezed peach juice can help bring down high blood pressure. So it can be called heart-friendly spice.

Black Cardamom and Ayurveda

It helps in balancing Kapha, Pita and Vata (balances all the three doshas).

According to Ayurveda, Cardamom is an important spice which is Tridoshic, which means it helps in balancing all the three Doshas – Vatta, Pitta and Kapha in our body. It has significant warming properties that are soothing for our body. In Ayurveda it is believed that the excess build-up of ‘Ama’, a sticky substance that blocks normal circulation and lowers energy levels, leads to various diseases. It helps in preventing its accumulation and thus, reduces its negative impact.

Some other Potential Health Benefits of Badi Elachi Powder

In addition to the above mentioned health benefits, Badi Elachi Powder may be good for your health in other ways as well.

Studies have found that the high antioxidant levels in the spice may also prevent both liver enlargement, anxiety and even aid weight loss.

Good for Liver Protection

Black Cardamom extract may help in decreasing elevated liver enzymes, triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Its extract may also prevent liver enlargement and liver weight, which reduces the risk of fatty liver disease and Hepatomegaly.

Good for Anxiety

One study suggests that Black Cardamom extract may also prevent anxious behaviors. This is due to low blood levels of antioxidants have been linked to the development of anxiety and other mood disorders.

Good for Weight loss

One study in 80 overweight and obese pre-diabetic women was done, which found a link between Cardamom and slightly reduced waist circumference.

The number of studies on the link between Cardamom and these potential benefits is limited and mostly done on animals and needs further evaluation of its role.


Classical Reference of Badi Elaichi


As directed by the physician.

Product Details

  • Package Type: Herbal Powder.
  • Package Quantity: 100 gm. Bottle.
  • These are free from chemicals, preservatives, yeast, pesticides, microbes, heavy metals, fillers, starch, raw powders etc.

Contraindication and Side Effects

There are not known side effects or contraindications of Badi Elachi Powder, but people with hyperacidity should minimize its use as it can cause hyperacidity or mouth ulcers.