Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom is a perennial that thrives in the tropical jungles of Northern, Western and Southern India, Sri Lanka and Burma. It is a good digestive aid and nervous system rejuvenator.

Benefits of Cardamom: Loss of appetite, colic, bronchitis, headache, asthma, colds, cough, indigestion, colon diseases, depression, loss of taste, nausea, respiratory disorders, nervous disorders, biliousness, belching.

Action: Carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, digestive stimulant, stomachic.

Scientific name: Elettaria cardamomum.

Useful part: Seeds.

Dosage: 250mg–6g per day or 1–10ml per day.


Rasa (taste): Pungent, sweet

Vırya(energy): Cooling

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Sweet

Guna (quality): Light, dry

Dosa effect: VPK−, P+ in excess

Dhatu(tissue): Plasma, blood,nerve

Srotas (channel): Digestive, respiratory, circulatory, nervous

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Elaa, Sukshmailaa, Kshudrailaa, Bhrngaparnikaa, Tutthaa, Draavidi, Prithvikaa, Triputaa, Truti, Upkunchikaa

English: Cardamom

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