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AMOMUM AROMATICUM

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Family ► Zingiberaceae.

Habitat ► North Bengal and Assam.

English ► Bengal Cardamom, Cardamom.

Ayurvedic ► Sthula-elaa (var.)

Siddha/Tamil ► Perelam.

Folk ► Morang-elaaichi.

Action ► Similar to that of A. subula- tum.

The seeds yield on essential oil (1.01.2%) containing cineole as the principal constituent.

Chinese practitioners avoid the use of cardamom in conditions marked by symptoms of excessive heat.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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