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Other Names: Cardamom, Cardamon, Cardamom Seeds, Mysore Cardamom Seeds, Malabar Cardamom Seeds, Elaci, Choti Llaichi, Ceylon Cardamom, Elettaria Cardamomum
Traditional Usages: Culinary Spice, Perfumes, Sore Throat, Bad Breath, Indigestion, Belching, Bloating, Hiccups, Cough, Flatulence, Depression, Obesity, Stomach Ache, Premature Ejaculation, Dizziness, Anorexia, Toothache, Asthma, Bronchitis, Kidney Stones, Anorexia, General Debility, Constpation, Urinary Incontinence, Counters Bad Breath when taken with Garlic
Resources: Southern India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Guatemala, Egypt, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand
Parts Used: Dried ripe seeds, Seedpods, Volatile Oil
Administration Method: Ground seeds.
Herb Action: Cholagogue, virustatic.
Herbal Research: Cardomom
A WHO Organizational resource: Cardamom Research - FULL REPORT
Health Warning: In case of gallstones, use only after consultation with your doctor
Cardamom - Herbal remedy for Depression: Add a teaspoon of ground cardamom and a teaspoon of sugar to a glass of boiling water. Let it cool down and drink on an empty stomach.
Cardamom - Herbal remedy for Fatigue: Drink some tea boiled with a quarter teaspoon of powdered cardamom.
Cardamom - Herbal remedy for Halitosis: Chew two cardamom seeds anytime to get rid of bad breath. Peel pods and chew seeds.
Cardamom – Herbal remedy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Using cardamom in a tea form will help manage your symptoms and strengthen your digestion. The best way to do this is to purchase the whole cardamom pods. Toast them in a dry pan for one minute, place in mortar and bruise them. Remove the outside pods, pound the seeds into powder and then make the result into a tea and drink. This is also good mixed with ginger, cloves and cinnamon.
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