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Ingredient Name : Elettaria cardamomum Maton.

Arabic Name : Haal, Habb al-haal, Qaaqulla Sagheer, Khayr Buwwa

Bengali Name : Chot Elaich

English Name : Cardamom

French Name : Amome Vrai, Cardamome

German Name : Kardamom, Malabarcardamom

Gujarati Name : Elaichi, Elayachi

Hindi Name : Chhoti Elaichi

Kannada Name : Elakki, Yelakki

Kashmiri Name : Niche Aeala, Sabz Aeala

Latin name : Elettaria cardamomum Maton.

Marathi Name : Bareek Veldode, Lahanveldoda, Velchi, Elchi

Persian Name : Heel Khurd, Haal

Punjabi Name : Illachi, Chhoti Ilachi

Sanskrit Name : Ela, Truti

Urdu Name : Elaichi Khurd, Heel Khurd


Cardamom is used as an acrid, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, appetiser, aromatic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, cooling, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, exhilarant, expectorant, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, sweet, tonic and flavouring agent. The volatile components of cardamom exhibit antimicrobial activity. The oil has antiaflatoxin substances. In herbal medicine, cardamom is chewed slowly to sweeten the breath, to check nausea and vomiting, as aphrodisiac, to soothe digestion, stimulate the appetite, used against dyspepsia, flatulence, colic and disorders of the body, often combined with purgatives to offset griping. It improves the flow of bile out of the gall bladder and prevents viruses from multiplying.

It is also reported to possess analgesic, antiinflammatory and cardiotonic properties. Also useful in asthma, bronchitis, kidney stone, urinary disorders and debility. It cures headaches and improves blood circulation. It is also useful in sexual disorders like impotency and premature ejaculation.

Recommended Dosage: 250 mg to 1 g powder.

Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications. However, excessive use may lead to impotency.