Latin Name

Amomum subulatum

English Name

Greater Cardamom

Sanskrit Name

(एला (स्थूल))

Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It boosts appetite, digestion and relieves intestinal gas hence used in flatulence, loss of appetite. It gives relief in nausea, vomiting. It acts as cough expectorant. Its decoction is used for gargling in mouth ulcers, dental problems. It relieves foul smell from mouth. It has analgesic properties. Effective in fevers as well.

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