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.