CARDAMOM Overview Information
Cardamom is an herb. The seeds are used to make medicine.
Cardamom is used for digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), intestinal gas, constipation, liver and gallbladder complaints, and loss of appetite. It is also used for common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat, and tendency toward infection. Some people use cardamom as a stimulant and for urinary problems.
In foods, cardamom is used as a spice in many parts of the world.
How does it work?
Cardamom contains chemicals that appear to treat stomach and intestinal spasms and gas, and increase the movement of food through the intestine.
- Intestinal spasms.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Sore mouth and throat.
- Liver problems.
- Gallbladder problems.
- Urinary problems.
- Loss of appetite.
- Preventing infections.
- Other conditions.
CARDAMOM Side Effects & Safety
Cardamom is safe for most people but the potential side effects of cardamom are not known.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Cardamom seems to be safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.
Gallstones: Do not take cardamom in amounts greater than those typically found in food if you have gallstones. The cardamom seed can trigger gallstone colic (spasmodic pain).
The appropriate dose of cardamom for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cardamom. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.