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Cardamom (Chhoti Elaichi)


Cardamom Scientific Name

Elettaria cardamomum

Cardamom Other Names

English: Green Cardamom, True Cardamom
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.

In Ayurveda, Cardamom is known for it’s antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties. Cardamom is used for preventing vomiting and nausea. It is used in treatment of indigestion, flatulence and to provide relief from stomach pain. Cardamom powder when consumed with honey is an effective remedy for cough and helps in removing mucus. Cardamon tea acts as an aphrodisiac and helps in enhancing libido.

Common forms of Cardamom

Powder, Oil, Seeds, Tablets, Capsules

Cardamom is commonly used for:

Cardamom Dosage

Powder: 250 mg twice a day or as prescribed by the doctor
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

Common side-effects: Not known.
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.

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