Latin Name

Elettaria cardamomum

English Name

Lesser cardamom

Sanskrit Name

(एला (सूक्ष्म))

Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Balances all three doshas.

Properties and Uses

It relieves intestinal gas, boosts digestion, it promotes secretion of saliva and helps in cleansing of mouth which restores taste and relieves foul smell. It is an effective cough expectorant hence popularly used herb in respiratory disorders. It has anti-emetic properties as well and is commonly used to relieve the symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

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