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Most Common Name:Cardamom
Botanical Name:Elettaria Cardamomum
Also Known As (other names):Cardamom seeds, Elattari, Ilachi, Cardamomi Semina

Cardamom is actually the name of an Indian spice blend that was presumably based on the Cardamom seed. Cardamom is called Elattari or Ilachi in India. In the Middle East Cardamom is used to flavour coffee in all of Arabia and has been used as a digestive system tonic as far back as the time of the ancient Egyptian empire.

Apart from a flavouring for food and a stomachic Cardamom's only remaining medicinal use is the extracted oil that is widely used in massages and as an Aromatherapy essential oil where it plays a big role.

It is used for, or in treatment of:

CarminativeStomach upsetsStimulant

 

Constituents:

Below we list reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as continuous research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we also provide information about constituents and their application, effect and side effects, if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between constituents. We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these vary considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above with the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.
A volatile essential oilPotassium (as a salt)
Resin 

 

Contraindications, do not use if:

   
We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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Administered as/Available in:

An essential oilPowdered fruit/seedTincture

 

What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture

 

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