Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton
- Common Name: Cardamom
- Family: Zingiberaceae Lindley
- Country of Origin: SW India
- Uses: Cardamon is rich in nutritients such as potassium, iron, fiber, and some magnesium. For centuries, Ayurveda traditions have used the plant to aide in digestive disorders. It is a diuretic that detoxes the body, cleansing infections of both the urinary system and cardiovascular system. Not only is this plant a tonic for the body, essential oil from this plant has resulted in reducing lesions within the intestinal tract.5
It helps with nausea, vomiting, bloated stomach, stomach pain, and intestinal discomfort. This plant aides the Pita veda as a warming agent. This strengthens blood circulation throughout the body and to the lungs. Because of this property, it may help treat respiratory disorders.
Different teas and natural remedies with the plant have been used as effective aides.
Because of the harmful affects of chemically synthesized pesticides, the composition of Cardamom essential oil was tested against three different species of pests. Results showed that Cardamon's antimicrobial properties effectively protected the tree species being treated while killing the pests. 6
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Plant Uses are for informational purposes only. EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred to on this site. Always seek advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally.
- Culture: Filtered shade, constantly wet roots, ideally temps around 72F, acidic soil.
- Accession # 201500133
- Source: Lynn Janik - UWisc Eau Claire
- Accession Date: 11-12-2015
- Bench: 1202 - AUS:North Bench W
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 02-27-2023
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Liliopsida
- SubClass: commelinids
- Order: Zingiberales
- Family: Zingiberaceae
- SubFamily: Alpinioideae
- Tribe: Alpinieae
- EEB Greenhouse Holdings native to: India /
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Mohammad Hossein Hosseinpour, Fumigant Toxicity and Oviposition Deterrency of the Essential Oil from Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum, Against Three Stored-product Insects Journal of Insect Science 11(165): 1-10. 2011. Last accessed on Thursday, February 01, 2018.
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