Simple Herbal Extracts | Cardamom Seed


Cardamom Seed

Botanical Name

Elettaria cardamomum

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Rich in essential oils, Cardamom inhibits the growth of yeast, fungi and bacteria. It can be useful in formulas for thrush, vaginal candidiasis, and candida overgrowth in the bowel or upper respiratory tract. Traditionally used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Cardamom is a carminative indicated for “damp spleen” conditions (diarrhea, nausea, poor appetite) as well as flatulence, borborygmus, and impaired fat digestion.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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