Cardamom {Elettaria cardamomum}

Cardamom balances all three doshas

Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses

  1. Effect on doshas – Good for all three doshas
  2. Taste – Pungent, sweet
  3. Energetics – Cooling
  4. Main Traditional Action: Digestive, reduces bloating and gas
  5. Other Traditional Uses: Expectorant, cardiotonic, antiasthmatic, infections in teeth and gums, to prevent and treat throat troubles, congestion of the lungs inflammation of eyelids, break up kidney stones and gall stones, and antidote for both snake and scorpion venom

Modern Research

Cardamom and its components have been investigated for a number of biological activities such as: antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, kidney and urinary disorders, gut modulatory, blood pressure lowering, diuretic, and sedative effects.