Elettaria cardamomum

Names

Names

Scientific: Elettaria cardamomum

English: Cardamom

Portuguese: Cardamomo

Origins

Origins

Family: Zingiberaceae

Origin: South Asia

Life Cycle: Herbaceous perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameElettaria cardamomum
English NameCardamom, cardamon.
Portuguese NameCardamomo, cardamomo-verdadeiro.
German NameGrüne Kardamom.
FamilyZingiberaceae
OriginSouth Asia (India)
HabitatTropical rainforests.
Life CycleHerbaceous perennial
Preferences CultivationSun exposure. Well-drained, moist and nutritious soils.
Method of propagationSowing.
Ornamental CharacteristicsH: 2 m, ᴓ 1 m
Description of smells and flavorsThe flavor is floral, similar to lemon, with sensory notes of camphor and eucalyptus.
Properties MedicinalAntiseptic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant and laxative. In South Asia is used to treat infections in teeth and gums.
Properties EdibilityThe Elettaria cardamomum seeds are consumed in coffee in Arab countries. The cardamom can be used as a condiment for rice or meat, should be cooked slowly or fried.
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: seeds.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Unknown
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesIn the New Testament of the Bible, the name "amomon" appears alluding to an aromatic plant.

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