English Name:- Cardamon major.
Botanical Name:- Amomum subulatum.
Parts- Used:- Ripe dried fruits and seeds.
Habit:- Leafy herb like turmeric plant, about 100-200 cm high with underground rhizome.
Taste:- Pungent bitter.
Chemical Constituents:- Seeds contains Aroma and flavour which contains very little alpha terpiny laceatate, Ceniol aroma, Flavonoids and essentials oils.
Actions:- Stimulant, Laxative, Aromatic, Astringent, Stomachic, Digestive Carminative, Appitizer.
Used In:- Tonic for heart and liver useful for a headache & Toothache, Decoction of seeds used as a gargle in the affection of gums and teeth, also used in flatulence, liver pain, Diarrhoea and Dysuria.
• This herb is rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc which are essential for good health.
• It has stimulative, digestive, carminative properties and enhances appetite, relieves indigestion, gas, flatulence, constipation, acidity, nausea, colic, spasms and dysentery.
• It treats mouth ulcers, halitosis teeth and gum infections as it has antibacterial action.
• Cardamom has expectorant properties and helps soothe the mucous membranes.
• This herb relieves a sore throat, cold, cough and various other respiratory allergies.
• It has diuretic properties and benefits in the curing of the urinary tract infections and detoxifies the body.
• It works as an antidote to scorpion and snake bites.
• Its oil added to bath water fights stress and relaxes the body.
• This herb fights hormone-related cancers of the breast ovary and prostrate.
• It lowers blood pressure and prevents the formation of blood clots.
• This herb increases the levels of the antioxidant glutathione.
• Cardamom has meat protection properties as it acts as a natural preservative.
• This herb being analgesic eases joint and muscle pains and inflamed nerves.
• This herb is tonic for heart and liver and useful in a headache.
• A mixer of the seeds of this herb and those of the watermelon can remove liver stones.
Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs provided on the site is for educational use only and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy but none is guaranteed. Many traditional uses and properties of this herb have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concern you should consult with your health care practitioner before self-administering this herb.