Information on Cardamon

Latin NameElettaria cardamomum
Other NamesCardamom seed
Part UsedSeeds
Herb FormsBulk herb, powder.
AffectsDigestive system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA perennial herb with lance-shaped leaves on long stems. The clusters of pods contain the aromatic, spicy cardamon seeds.
DescriptionCardamon seeds make an aromatic tea which is soothing and warming to the stomach, helping to relieve flatulence, indigestion, nausea, and diarrhea. They are used for lack of appetite and to stimulate the flow of saliva. Chewing cardamon seeds sweetens the breath.

Cardamon has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.


Decoction1 cup 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Cardamon

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Bad breatharomaticwhole seeds, chewed
Stomachacheregulates blood flow to stomachtea, tincture, capsules


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