|Botanical Name||Elettaria cardamomum|
|English name||Cardamom green or True cardamom|
It generally grows in tropical forest. Found in Indonesia, Sri-Lanka, Nepal, India and other countires at altitude of 2000 meters and lower regions.
Gastrointestinal effect- used to treatment of dyspepsia. Anti-ulcer activity - reduces secretion of gastric juice; inhibits growth of H.pylori.
Choleretic activity- increases secretion of bile. Hepatoprotective activity - due to its antioxidant properties.
Cardioprotective activity- demonstrates to have a potential to protect against myocardial infarction by restoring endogenous antioxidants, preserving histopathology and ultrastructures of myocardium, and improving cardiac function; shows to be worthy adjunct in prophylaxis from myocardium infarction or as a beneficial mediator in delaying the initiation, progression and development of myocardium infarction, in patients who are at risk of developing ischemic heart disease.
Anti-spasmodic activity- reduces intestinal spasms; acts as smooth muscle relaxant. Anti-inflammatory action Analgesic activity Antimicrobial effect - shows some anti-fungal activity; inhibits multi-drug resistant Candida albicans; has antibacterial activity (e.g. S.aureus) Antioxidant activity - inhibits formation of free radicals
Central nervous system depressant activityAnti-mutagenic activity
Rejuvenation action:Balances Wind and cures cold kidney disorders Restores physical strength Increases libido and potency Improves memory and clears mind Clears dampness and Phlegm
Gastrointestinal system:Improves digestive heat Stops diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea Relieves gastrointestinal spasms Relieves bloating, belching, flatulence and abdominal pain Decreases stomach acidity Reduces inflammation of stomach lining and soothes the mucous membranes Improves appetite Heals mouth and gastrointestinal ulcers Improves mouth and gut microflora Clears parasites
Genitourinary system:Warms the kidneys Supports urinary bladder and uterus Acts as diuretic Expels urinary stones Relieves cystitis and nephritis
Immune system and detoxification:Relieves cough and asthma Treats respiratory tract infections Relieves chest congestion and tightness Expels phlegm and cough Relieves asthma Lowers fever Improves blood circulation Relieves joint pain, swelling and stiffness
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