Cardamom Scientific Name
Cardamom Other Names
Sanskrit: Ela, Sukhshamela, triputta
Hindi: Elaichi, Elachi, ilachi, Choti Elaichi
What is Cardamom?
Cardamom is famous flavoring agent and mouth freshner. This variety of Cardamom, Sukshma Ela which is also known as choti elaichi (Green cardamom). The refreshing, cooling and slightly sweet flavor of Cardamom, makes it a popular ingredient in milk-based desserts.
Common forms of Cardamom
Cardamom is commonly used for:
- Improving digestion
- Breastfeeding Problems
- Colds and Flu
- Jet Lag
- Promoting cardiovascular health
- Promoting respiratory health
- Anti-Carcinogenic properties
- Breath freashening and Oral care
- Boosting mood
- Treating urinary disorders
- Treating nausea
- Boosting blood circulation
- Supporting weight loss
- Treating sleep trouble
- Curing cough and cold
- Morning Sickness (Hyperemesis gravidarum)
Tablet: 1 tablet twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor.
Capsule: 1 capsule twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor.
Cardamom Side-effects and Warnings
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Found safe if used in limited quantity during pregnancy and lactation.
Children: Not known.