Elettaria cardamomum

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.

Copyright 1999 by Sharol Tilgner, N.D. (ISBN 1-881517-02-0) - all rights reserved.