Green cardamom

Green cardamomSanskrit name: Ela, Elachi
Botanical name: Elettaria cardamomum
Habitat: It is found in the southern region of India.


  • Rasa (taste): Pungent, Sweet
  • Virya (action): Cooling
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
  • Dosha (constitution): Balances pitta, vata and kapha

General information

Ayurveda confirms Cardamom as Tridoshic, which is known to balance all the three doshas. It acts as a mild laxative and is helpful in stomach cramps and other digestion related disorders. It is used as a spice in India for cooking purpose, but can help greatly in respiratory allergies and nausea.

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