The oils are extracted from the seed and fruit from Cardamom for medicinal uses. Cardamon, scientifically known as Elettaria cardamomum, is grown in southern India and Sri Lanka, as well as the tropical regions of Asia and Guatamala. The active principles of Cardamom are the volatile oils, including cineole.
Cardamom is used for the common cold, broncitis, cough, fever, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, liver and gallbladder complaints, loss of apeties and infection. Cardamom can also be used for dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, stomachache, and flatulence.
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