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Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration (THMR).

Medicinal uses Uses supported by clinical data None. Uses described in pharmacopoeias and well-established documents Orally for the treatment of dyspepsia (23, 24). Uses described in traditional medicine Treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colic, coughs, fainting, fever, rheumatism, stomach cramps and urinary stones. Also used as an aphrodisiac, appetizer, diuretic and emmenagogue (13, 24). Contraindications Hypersensitivity or allergy to the crude drug
From WHO Monographs on Selected Medicinal Plants Vol 4 2005, WHO Geneva

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Tropical, Indian Subcontinent, India
  • Asia-Tropical, Indian Subcontinent, Sri Lanka

Elettaria cardamomum Maton

Genus: Elettaria
Species: cardamomum Maton
Common names: Cardamom
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name: Cardamomum, Cardamonum majus
Distribution summary: S.India, Sri Lanka
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H1b - Heated greenhouse; subtropical
Habitat: Understorey and margins of evergreen forest
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Pharmacopoeia Londinensis 1618 'Seeds & Grains' (HSE 7), Plants in pots (POT)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, traditional herbal registration

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