Latin Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Common Names: green or true cardamom
Origin: native to southern India
Distribution Area: It is cultivated widely in tropical regions and reportedly naturalized in Réunion, Indochina, and Costa Rica
Botanical Information: Elettaria cardamomum is a piquant, fragrant, herbaceous, everlasting plant. Its growth is about 2-4 m in height. The leaves are represented of linear-lanceolate class of 40-60 cm long with a lengthy sharp upper part. The flowers are white to lilac or pale violet, produced in a detached prickle 30–60 cm long. The fruit is a trihedral yellow-green pod of 1–2 cm long, consisting of a number of black and brown seeds.
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF CARDAMOM
The chemical composition of plant seeds includes numerous useful components. Cardamom can boast a high content of
- essential and fatty oils
- B vitamins
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.