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Arabic Name : Qaaqulla Kabeer
Bengali Name : Boro Alach, Bara Elachi
Chinese Name : Cao guo, Tsao kuo
English Name : Large or Greater Cardamom, Black Cardamom
French Name : Cardamome noir
German Name : Schwarzer Kardamom, Brauner Kardamom
Gujarati Name : Moti Elachi
Hindi Name : Badi Elaichi, Bari Elaichi
Kannada Name : Dodda Yalakki
Kashmiri Name : Baed Ael
Latin name : Amomum subulatum Roxb.
Marathi Name : Mothi Elchi, Mothe Veldode
Persian Name : Qaqila Kalan, Heel Kalan
Punjabi Name : Budi Elechi
Sanskrit Name : Sthula Ela, Aindri
Urdu Name : Badi Elaichi, Elaichi Kalan
The seeds are credited with acrid, alexipharmic, anodyne, appetiser, aromatic, astringent, bitter, cardiac tonic, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, fragrant, liver tonic, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific and thermogenic properties and are prescribed for the treatment of indigestion, vomiting, biliousness, abdominal pains, halitosis and rectal diseases. Beneficial as an aphrodisiac and in fainting, insanity and flatulence. Promotes elimination of bile, and is useful in liver affections such as congestion of the liver, especially where abscess threatens. It is also useful in neuralgia.
Recommended Dosage: 500 mg to 1.5 g powder of dried seeds.
Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.