Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum (in the Zingiberaceae or Ginger family)
Part used: Seed.
Taste/smell: Spicy, and aromatic.
Tendencies: Warming, drying.
Dosage: Infusion: 1 teaspoon of crushed seeds per cup of water; or 1:3.5 dry liquid extract: 20-30 drops 1-4 times per day in a little water.
Use: (a) Carminative.
Cardamom seeds are used for colic, gas and also a flavoring for foods.
Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.