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Latin Name: Elettaria cardamomum

Family: Zingiberaceae

Genus: Elettaria

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.


The chemical composition of plant seeds includes numerous useful components. Cardamom can boast a high content of

  • essential and fatty oils
  • protein
  • amidone
  • cineol
  • terpeneol
  • terpinilacetate
  • rubber
  • starch
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • zinc
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • B vitamins


For now, there are no specific contraindications for cardamom use. However, it is not recommended taking it during pregnancy. In addition, its use should be stopped, if there is individual intolerance or hypersensitivity to the skin (with external procedures).

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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