Traditionally Used for:
- High blood pressure.
- Nausea and vomiting that can occur after surgery. Early research shows that applying a mixture of ginger, cardamom, and tarragon essential oils to the neck after anesthesia and surgery may help relieve nausea and prevent vomiting for up to 30 minutes in some people. However, the effect seems to vary depending on the number of vomit-causing drugs that were given during anesthesia or as pain relievers during and/or after surgery. In other research, breathing in a mixture of cardamom, ginger, spearmint, and peppermint from a gauze pad after minor surgery reduces nausea and the amount of medicine needed to control it.
- Common cold and other infections.
- Gallbladder problems.
- Intestinal spasms.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Liver problems.
- Loss of appetite.
- Sore mouth and throat.
- Urinary problems
- digestion problems including heartburn, intestinal spasms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, constipation, liver and gallbladder complaints
- loss of appetite.
- common cold and other infections,
- cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat
- urinary problems,
- high blood pressure.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Cardamom is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. There is concern that taking cardamom in amounts larger that food amounts might cause miscarriage. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cardamom in medicinal amounts if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
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).
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health related diagnosis or treatment options.