Cardamom

Botanical Name Elettaria cardamomum  
Botanical family Zingiberaceae 
Origin Guatemala 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Seeds 
Note Middle 
Appearance limpid, mobile liquid 
Color orange-yellow 
Odor spicy and balsamic 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Esters (40%): terpinyl acetate, linalyl acetate  
Oxides (40%): 1,8-cineole 
Alcohols (5%): linalool, terpineol  
Monoterpenes (5%): limonene, sabinene 
Therapeutic properties 1. Stomachic, eupeptic, digestive stimulant   
2. Neurotrophic antispasmodic   
3. Anticatarrhal, expectorant
4. Anti-inflammatory
5. Analgesic
Main therapeutic indications 1. Dyspepsia, slow digestion, indigestion, wind
2. Spastic colitis, intestinal spasms
3. Stomach pain with neurovegetative and dyspeptic origins
4. Colds, catarrh
5. Nausea of all kinds
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