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Green cardamom

Scientific name of Green cardamom: Elettaria cardamomum Maton

Name of Green cardamom in different languages:-

English: True cardamom, Cardamom

Sanskrit: Ilaychi इलायची, Ela, Elabari

Hindi: Elaichi, Chota Elaichi

Malayalam: Elam ഏലം

Plant Description of Green cardamom

Cardamom-seedsCardamom is a herbaceous perennial plant growing up to 2 to 4 m in height. The leaves are pale green, long , a sword shaped, alternately arranged in two rows, 40 to 60 cm long, with a long pointed at the end. The flowers are white and violet inside the flower, the fruit is three-sided, pale green and it become yellowish green when ripe pod sized 1 to 2 cm long, containing several black seeds.

 

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Sword Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 Linear-parellel-marginn-elongated  Margin_Entire  parallel2

Useful plant parts:

Seeds

Medicinal uses:

Urinary disorders, cardiac disorders, infections in teeth and gums, treat throat troubles, Cholesterol, nausea,  indigestion and  vomiting, treat pulmonary diseases like pulmonary tuberculosis, and inflammation of eyelids, digestive disorders like gas trouble burning sensation, to break up kidney and gall stones.

Chemical content:

α-terpineol, myrcene, limonene, menthone, β-phellandrene, sabinene and heptane.

Medicinal Properties:

Antimycotic, antibacterial, carminative, spasmolytic Antiviral  antispasmodic and expectorant

How to prepare medicines:

Green cardamom is the one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Alargin Tablets Eladi Thailam Prabhanjana Vimardanam Thailam
Angamarda Prashaman Kashaya Eladi Vati Prameha Mihira Taila
Asana Eladi Tailam Eladi Velichenna Pranada Gutika
Ashwagandha Tailam Gandha Thailam Protekt Tablets
Baladhatryadi Thailam Guduchyadi Tailam Sahacharadi Kuzhambu
Brihat Ashwagandha Ghrita Himasagara Tailam Shatavaryadi Ghrita
Chandanadi Thailam Kombanchadi Gulika Shiva Gutika
Chandanbala Laxadi Oil Kurinji Kuzhambu Shwasahara Kashaya
Clearout Tablets Madhookasavam Suran Vatak
Dainik Tablet Mahadhanwantharam Gulika Talisapatradi Vatakam
Danwantharam Gulika Mahanarayan thaialam Thaleesapathradi Choornam
Dasanakanthi Choornam Manjishtadi Thailam Vasachandanadi Taila
Dayal Tailam Masik Tablet Vyaghri Taila 
Dhanwantharam kashayam Mrita Sanjeevini tablet Vyoshadi Vatakam
Dhanwantharam Kuzhambu Nisosiradi Thailam Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita
Dineseladi Velichenna Poothikaranjasavam  
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