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Vrahat Ela: [Greater cardamom]



Sanskrit name


Vrihat Ela, Sthool Ela, Sthulaila, Bhadraila,

English name


Greater cardamom

Hindi name


Badi elaichi

Latin name


Amomum subulatum








Greater cardamom is found in Garam masala  recipes, and have its traditional value. It has a peculiar aroma and taste. It is used to flavour the food articles. Pungent, bitter warm potency and also acrid.


Ayurvedic properties:

Rasa :  Tikta(bitter), Katu(pungent)
Guna :  Laghu(light)
Vipaka :  Katu(pungent)
Virya :  Ushna(hot)
Doshakarma :  Balances vata and kapha,  increases pitta


Chemical constituent:

It contains glycosides, Pentunidin, monoterpenic hydrocarbons, oxygenated monoterpenes. Major constituent are 1,8-cineole, α-terpineol,  α & β-pinene and aloo-aromodendrene.


Useful parts: Seeds


Medicinal Properties:

Digestive, aromatic, carminative, stimulant, purgative, diuretic, regulate pitta srava [bile secretion, antidote [snake bite, scorpion venom]


Medicinal uses:

Ingestion, tympanities, diarrhea, liver disorders, teeth and gum infections, disease of throat, congestion of lungs, tuberculosis [pulmonary], digestive disorders, inflammation of eyelids, pain in the abdomen, constipation, dysentery, skin disorders, itching, headache, fever and in cold.

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