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CARDAMOMS

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Elettaria cardamomum. N.O. Zingiberaceae.

Synonym ► Mysore Cardamoms, Malabar Cardamoms. Habitat ► Cultivated chiefly in Ceylon.

Features ► Fruits ovoid or oblong, longitudinally furrowed, about half-inch long. Fruits yield approximately 75 per cent seeds.

Part used ► Seeds.

Action ► Carminative, stomachic.

As a warm, grateful aromatic in flatulence. The seeds should be crushed, and an infusion of 2 ounces to 1 pint of water taken in wineglassful doses.

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