English: True cardamom, Cardamom
Sanskrit: Ilaychi इलायची, Ela, Elabari
Hindi: Elaichi, Chota Elaichi
Malayalam: Elam ഏലം
Cardamom is a herbaceous perennial plant growing up to 2 to 4 m in height. The leaves are pale green, long, sword-shaped, alternately arranged in two rows, 40 to 60 cm long, with a long pointed at the end. The flowers are white and violet inside the flower, the fruit is three-sided, pale green and it becomes yellowish green when the ripe pod is sized 1 to 2 cm long, containing several black seeds.
Useful plant parts:
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a popular spice known for its unique flavor and aroma, but it also has several potential medicinal uses and health benefits. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine systems like Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine. Here are some of the medicinal uses of cardamom:
It’s important to note that while cardamom offers various potential health benefits, it should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment for specific medical conditions. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using cardamom or any other natural remedy, especially if you have underlying health issues or are taking medications. Additionally, individual responses to cardamom can vary, so it’s essential to use it in moderation and be mindful of any allergic reactions or adverse effects.
α-terpineol, myrcene, limonene, menthone, β-phellandrene, sabinene and heptane.
Antimycotic, antibacterial, carminative, spasmolytic Antiviral antispasmodic and expectorant
How to prepare medicines:
|Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam
|Angamarda Prashaman Kashaya
|Prameha Mihira Taila
|Asana Eladi Tailam
|Brihat Ashwagandha Ghrita
|Chandanbala Laxadi Oil
|Mrita Sanjeevini tablet
|Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita
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