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Herb Description

Hindi Name:Badi Ilayachi
Sanskrit Name:Vrihat Ela, Sthool Ela.
Common Name:Greater Cardamom
Latin Name:Amomum Subulatum Roxb.

Medicinal Properties:It has been traditionally used as a mouth freshener, appetizer, digestive and as an antispasmodic. It stimulates the heart and has also as an expectorant. The seeds are also used as constituents of mouthwashes. Decoction helps to control toothache and dental decay. It helps to control nausea, vomiting, thirst, indigestion, loss of appetite and minor itching or irritations of skin.

Effect on Dosha:Pacifies Vata and Kapha and aggravates Pitta.
Main Classical Uses:Powder of Seeds.
Reference:Dravyaguna Vigyan, By- Prof. Priyavrat Sharma, Chaukhambha Bharti Academy, Varanasi. INDIA

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