*Cardamom is known as the queen of spices in Ayurveda. It gently supports a healthy digestive system. It can reduce fullness and intestinal gas due to acidic conditions of Pitta toxin. It also helps the gut to recover from food poisoning. Many even chew the cardamom seed as a way to freshen up their breath and moves the accumulated fluids in the lung. The aroma of Cardamom helps to calm the mind. The cooling action of cardamom gently removes heat from the blood, body fluids, and urine. Cardamom is also an excellent bladder cleanser.
*Benefits include supporting bladder and kidney health, improving breathing, maintaining fluid balance, promoting dental hygiene, calming the acidic stomach, and managing mood regulation.
Suggested Use: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon in powdered form, once or twice daily or use as directed by your health practitioner.
Botanical Name – Elettaria cardamomum
Family – Zingiberaceae / Scitamineae
English Names – Lesser Cardamom, Green Cardamom, True Cardamom
Cardamom is a herbaceous perennial plant. Height grows up to 5 to 20 feet. Leaves have leafy shoots that arise up to 5 to 20 feet, sometimes up to 10 meters. Flowers shoot can rise up to 1 meter. Fruits are like capsules, which contain seeds.
Physical and chemical properties of Cardamom –
Taste – Pungent, sweet
Quality – Light, dry
Potency – Cold
Post Digestive Effect – Pungent
Bhava Prakasha – Karpuradi Varga
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