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Elettaria Cardamomum Maton

English Name:- Cardamum fruit.

Botanical Name:- Elettaria cardamomum.


Parts Used:- Dried fruit and Seed.

Habit:- A perennial herb with thick root stock, leaves large lanceolate, hairybelow.

Taste:- Acrid.

Chemical Constituents:- Seeds contain: Starch, Volatile oil which Contains Cineol, Terineol, Terpenene, Limonene, Sabinene and Terineol in the form of Formic acid and Acetic acid. It also contains Nitrogenous gum.

Actions:- Powerful aromatic, Stimulant, Carminative, Stomachic, Analgesic, Refrigerent, Diuretic.

Used In:- Cough, Asthma, Piles, Tuberculosis, Disuria, Indigestion, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Scabies, Culculii and Throat disorder.


  • It cures indigestion vomiting, nausea and pulmonary diseases.
  • It can be used with a laxative to prevent stomach pain, gripping as well as flatulence.
  • Its seeds are used to sweeten the breath and to detoxify caffeine.
  • Its seeds are used as a spice in cooking and as a flavoring agent in other medicines.
  • The oil of its seeds is very good for digestive system.
  • It functions as a laxative and sooths, colic, wind and dyspepsia.
  • It also works to warm the stomach and helps cure heart burn.
  • It is used to treat infections of gums and teeth.
  • It is used to prevent throat troubles, congestion of the lungs, pulmonary tuberculosis and inflammation of eye lids.
  • It is used to remove gall stones and kidney stones.
  • Its seeds are bruised and fried and are used in baking dishes.
  • It is used to make several Indian traditional medicines.
  • In many countries it is used to treat stomach aches, constipation, dysentery and other digestion problems.
  • Tskao’ a variety of cardamom cultivated in Yunnan and China is used for both medicinal purposes and as a spice.


  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should be cautious while consuming it.
  • While giving to children consult a health care provider before hand.
  • Always buy cardamom oil from a reputed pharmacist otherwise you can end up with a fake version of the same.


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.

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