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Cardamom – a plant with a slightly “strange” sounding name that grows naturally with many uses in human life. Did you know about this plant and other interesting things it brings? If not, then this article is for you. Learn about cardamom with Cfis.edu.vn in consultation with Dr. Pharmacy Truong Anh Thu, specializing in hellobacsi page now.
What is cardamom?
Cardamom scientific name is Amomum cardamomum L. Known by other names such as cardamom, cardamom, multi-nutmeg, cardamom, cardamom, …
Cardamom is an herb that grows wild in the wild, grown in many countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, South America, … In Vietnam, the tree grows in high mountains, cool climate. such as Lao Cai, Cao Bang,… This herb is about 2-3m tall, long-lived. Roots grow crawling, leaves grow in 2 rows. Inflorescences grow in flowers, flowers are white.
Cardamom fruit looks quite strange. The fruit is globose and the skin is wrinkled. The fruit is longitudinally slit, brown-white when ripe, and the seeds have aromatic essential oil . Cardamom fruit is called cardamom, contains from 20-30 seeds, spicy aroma.
Autumn is the time to harvest the fruit . Usually, trees will be picked for more than 3 years, the fruit is picked when it is still at the stage of turning green (nearly ripe). After picking, dry in the shade. Or, after drying, remove the stem and then steam the match until the skin is white, then store it away for use. When using, just take the core, remove the shell and crush.
Cardamom seeds contain essential oil (2.4%), with the main components of the essential oils being d-borneol and d-camphor. There are also some other components in cardamom such as lipid (7g), cholesterol (0g), sodium (18mg), potassium (1,119mg), carbohydrates (68g), protein (11g) and some other nutrients ( vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium,…)
This medicinal herb helps to enhance intestinal motility, increase gastric secretion, prevent abnormal intestinal fermentation and anti-nausea . Besides, it also helps to fight fungus, reduce fever, relax smooth muscles, lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure very well.
According to oriental medicine , cardamom is spicy, warm, has the effect of gas, low chemistry, moderate, and vomiting. In life, cardamom is used as a spice because of its pleasant smell or used as an effective medicine for many diseases .
Uses of cardamom (dose)
Normally, each use will be about 2-6g of cardamom to drink water . When decoction, wait until the water is boiling to add cardamom because if it is too long, it will reduce the effect. Cardamom flavorings can be made in liquid, powder, dried/fresh fruit or granules, or medicinal tinctures,…
Cardamom use is known as, when used medicinally, it is very effective in treating ailments such as: Bloating, indigestion, abdominal cramps, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, lung diseases, or children spit milk, … Cardamom is also believed to be used in making medicine to reduce fever, regulate menstruation, treat tuberculosis or rheumatism, malaria, …
Remedies with cardamom
Here, Cfis.edu.vn will introduce you to some remedies from cardamom:
Cure full stomach, chest pain
Mixed drink includes: 5g cardamom, 6g post-draft, 3g Quang wood incense, 3g licorice. Sac for drinking water.
Cure children with spit up milk
Use 14 cardamom seeds, 14 fenugreek seeds, 6g licorice root, 6g licorice injection. Then grind it all into a fine powder and rub it into your baby’s mouth.
Cure vomiting during pregnancy
Prepare 3g cardamom, 3 big apples, 3g bamboo like, 3g spicy ginger. Ginger is crushed and pressed to extract water. The remaining herbs are sharp with about 50-60ml of filtered water and then drink with ginger juice.
Treat vomiting due to accumulation of cold sputum in the stomach
Use 12g cardamom, 8g pink kumquat, 10g white truffle, 10g reishi and 3 slices of raw ginger. Sac 3 bowls take 1 bowl to drink. Drink warm water 60 minutes before or after a meal. Every day drink 1 ladder.
Sac drink all 5g cardamom, 5g licorice can help detoxify alcohol.
Distinguish cardamom and nutmeg
Shape : Cardamom globose, notched, 3-pack and many seeds. When ripe, it is white-brown in color and the skin is dry. Nutmeg spherical, dark yellow. When ripe, the pods split in half and have only one seed inside. The split seed pods will be pink.
Taste : Cardamom has a spicy, mild, slightly sweet aroma. And nutmeg is a bit bitter and acrid.
Ingredients : Nutmeg has more essential oils (5%) than cardamom (2.4%). The rest are quite similar.
Uses : Cardamom is a warm green cardamom that can fight vomiting, aid digestion and blood circulation. And nutmeg is also warm, but can cure diarrhea, stomach, malaria, leprosy.
Notes when using
To be safe, you need to note when using cardamom:
Consult your doctor before taking as some other supplements or herbs you are taking may affect the effectiveness of this medicine, or bring unwanted effects.
If you have any symptoms during use, immediately notify your doctor and stop immediately. People with geothermal and constipation, anemia should not use.
There are currently no documents for the use of this herb in pregnant and lactating women , so you should consult your doctor about this.
Above is all you need to know about cardamom, its health benefits as well as the dosage you need to keep in mind. Hopefully the article has provided you with a lot of useful information about this medicinal herb to use effectively, to help improve the health of yourself and everyone in your family.
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