Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 169-170

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton
status

 

Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton 

Names.

Myanmar: hparlar hpyu. English: lesser cardamon.

Range.

Native to southern India; cultivated widely in the tropics. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Seed: Used to cure headaches. Eat roasted seeds with medicines to cure urinary disorders. Together with the roots of peik-chin ( Piper longum  ) can be made into a powder, mixed with butter to cure heart disease. Used to make into medicines to treat irregular menstruation and menopause symptoms. Used to make into smallpox medicines. Crushed and mixed with honey to treat coughing, asthma, and sore throat.

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Elettaria