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Amomum Subulatum Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Black Cardamom
Glycemic Index / Load
Black Cardamom
Botanical Name
Amomum Subulatum, Amomum Costatum
Hindi Name
Badi IILaichi, Kali IILaichi, Moti Ilaichi

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Amomum Subulatum Cures


Action of Amomum Subulatum

Nutrients in Amomum Subulatum

Taste of
Amomum Subulatum

Nature of
Amomum Subulatum


Parts Used

Dried Seeds, Fruit
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Black Cardamom is a herbaceous tree.
It is perennial.
It grows in tropical areas and wild zones.
It grows up to 4 M.
Best used for Stomach Disorders and Malaria.

In TCM :
Black Cardamom Fruit : Sha Ren



Common Names

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Materia Medica for Amomum Subulatum

Black Cardamom General

Black Cardamom is used for cooking purposes.
Its consumption helps in giving relief to irritating Scalp and Scalp infection.
Black cardamom is best for the Skin. It helps in proper blood circulation throughout the body and makes the Skin appear brighter. The antioxidants present in it, contributes to a smooth and shiny Skin. So, consume Black Cardamom to look more beautiful. It helps in treating Skin Allergies and is a good herbal cure for Skin Dermatitis.
It contain anti cancerous attributes which help in combating Cancer of the Breast, Colon, , Prostate and Ovaries. Its Glutathione content halts the growth of Cancer Cells.
It is used to counter Oral Problems. Cardamom is used to eliminate bad breath.
It is a good herbal remedy to combat High Blood Pressure. It supports proper Heart Rate.
Cardamom is a good herbal treatment for Respiratory Problems like Asthma or Respiratory Spasms.
It is good herbal cure against Muscular Spasms.
Black Cardamom halts Digestive Problems like Acid Reflux, Stomach Ache, etc. A good herbal remedy for Gastritis and Dyspepsia.
Its is a good herbal treatment for Diuresis.

Caution : Consult a Doctor before consuming it.

Keywords : Hair Problems, Skin Problems, Oral Problems, Digestion Disorders, High Blood Pressure, Respiratory Problems, Diuresis, Muscular Pain.
Single Herb

Black Cardamom for Bed Wetting

Take the seed pods of two Black Cardamoms. Add a little sugar. Powder the mixture. Lick it every night before sleeping.

Black Cardamom for Vomiting

Boil quarter tsp Black Cardamom powder in a cup of water. Drink it when feel like vomiting.

Black Cardamom for Aphthous Ulcers

Add half tsp Sugar with 4 g Black Cardamom powder. Put it on your tongue and let it melt.

Black Cardamom for Respiratory Diseases

Black Cardamom ( Badi IIlaichi in India ) helps to reduce the Mucus and soothes the Throat. It is helpful in treating Respiratory Infections.
Keep a Black Cardamom in mouth until it becomes soft. Squeeze its juice, chew and swallow. It helps to reduce Cough and cures Respiratory Disorders.
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Take 2 teaspoon Coriander seeds, 2 Black Cardamom and 3 to 4 Black Peppers. Powder them together. Have a pinch with lukewarm water once a day.
Attention : Massage feet with lukewarm Ghee or Mustard oil at night after taking the powder. It gives excellent results.

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Take the following herbs :
Black Cardamom ( Badi IIaichi in India ) Powdered 10 gram
Cinnamon ( Dalchini in India ) Powdered 20 gram
Ginger ( Adrak in India ) Dried Powdered 50 gram
Mix all powdered herbs. Have half teaspoon with lukewarm water on an empty stomach daily.
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22 Dec 2015
Dear Sir / Madam,
What is the procedure for taking Black Cardamom for the treatment of respiratory problems.
Your immediate reply will be highly appreciated.
Thanks & regards
Herbpathy Reseacrh Team
24 Dec 2015
Dear Jay
Black Cardamom is a great expectorant. You may keep it in the mouth, chew it, swallow its juice while chewing. Do it thrice or four times a day.
Would you please be specific with the problem, so that we may suggest you the appropriate Herb. Since there comes a number of diseases under Respiratory diseases. Kindly be specific.

Herbpathy Reseacrh Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
24 Dec 2015
Thanks Herbpathy Research Team for the prompt reply. Continuous coughing and slightly asthmatic, that is my problem. Awaiting your valuable advice.
Best regards
Herbpathy Research Team
05 Feb 2016
Dear Jay

Garlic is the most effective Herb for Asthma.
You may eat 2 cloves of Garlic daily in the morning. Put 4 to 5 drops of Black Cumin Seed oil to boiling water. Inhale its steam. Do it in alternate days for 7 days. For this Chronic Cough-
Take liquorice tincture twice a day. Add 10 drop of this tincture in a glass of water. Take it twice a day for 15 days. Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
14 Feb 2016
Black cardamom (eliachi ) is not good for hypothyroidism? It is increased weight?
Herbpathy Admin
19 Feb 2016
Dear Anu We did not get your query, it is not understandable . Please write back to us and elaborate the problem.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Carol ann
16 Feb 2016
I would like to know How To take black cardamom for pulmonary fibrosis i gave a dry cough and lung scarring and inflammation. Thank You. Anne
19 Feb 2016
Dear Carol Ann For Pulmonary Fibrosis --
Liquorice capsules are very effective cure. Take one capsule daily for a month, for 30 days. Include Flax seed oil in your diet. Take foods rich in Vitamin C. Green leafy veggies. One spoon of hemp oil helps to bring the inflammation.
Lungwort is another Herb which will take good care of your Lungs.
You may buy it in tincture form. It is known as Pulmonaria Officinalis. Take 10 drops daily in a glass of water. It is advised that you always consult your health care provider before taking any Herb.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Mrs Junaid
24 Feb 2016
Is black cardamom is safe for curing bedwetting in children
Herbpathy Admin
02 Mar 2016
Mrs. Junaid Yes it is safe for children. Would you mention the age of the child ? Black Cardamom is effectively used o cure Bed wetting in children
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ana ( Pakistan )
28 Feb 2016
I heard burn black cardamom on tawa and powdered it givibg one pinch of it to infant above 6 month help reducing congestion on chest n throat ...my ten months old baby hv Phelgum in throat and runny nose n cough....What's best to reduce his mucous he cant drink proper milk... m v worried. ..kindly reply ASAP. ..thanks
02 Mar 2016
Dear Ana Since your baby is too young, we do not recommend any medicine to be given to him directly. However, if you are breastfeeding him, then you would need to take the remedy. The cure is--
Ginger Tea. Drink Ginger tea , daily for one week. And, in the morning please take Black pepper powder with honey. This remedy is also to be taken for a week. Half tea spoon of black pepper mixed in a tea spoon of honey.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
R.UMA ( India / Tamilnadu )
03 Mar 2016
Can black cardamom effective to control irritable bowel disease? I am taking medicines for that. Please do reply.
11 Mar 2016
Dear R. UMA.
Take half a cup of yogurt and mix about one teaspoon of Psyllium husk ( Isabgol ) in it. Having this mixture one hour after having dinner is quite effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
You may eat pomegranate seeds with some black salt. This is very effective Herb.
Karun Gautam
11 Mar 2016
Yes it is effective. Visit Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the disease section of the website. You fill find multiple cures. And, i found Isabgol, Dill and flax more beneficial
Priya ( India/ Delhi )
29 Apr 2016
Can black cardamom effects in piles?
04 May 2016
Banana with a Green Cardamom (Elaichi) everyday helps to cure Piles. However, Black cardamom alone is not known to help with piles. For Piles Radish juice is the best cure
Drink 40 ml of Radish juice on empty stomach for three days.
If the problem persist, Please repeat the process after a 10 days. Hope you got the cure.. Radish. Do not drink alcohol. Avoid spicy food, oily food, coffee and tea.
Krishnaswamy.V ( India/Pondicherry )
19 May 2016
My husband age 70. stroke affected by left hand and leg. but he is normal and not able to use his left hand. Main problem is sinus related cough and congestion irritating. So, always he tried to make that out he compulsory try to make cough and then spit out the phelgum. (Kozhai). He took accupressure and immediately he got complete cure before 3 years. Then he avoid all diary products, maida and all refined foods. He was affected by Hernya for a long time. So, How black cardamom helps to sinus.
Hua Xaung Hi
23 Jun 2016
Dear Krishnaswamy.V , Heat Black Cardamom seeds and inhale the fumes which it produces, for 5 minutes. It will cure your problem of Sinus.
However the best remedy for Sinus is Eucalyptus Oil. Put 4-5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil and a pinch of Black Pepper powder in a bowl filled with boiling water.. Inhale the steam for 15 minutes.
Tanya saxena ( India/ uttar pradesh )
13 Jun 2016
My mother is dailysis patient .unko toilet km ati h.Plz treatment bataeye
28 Jun 2016
To take care of her Kidneys, she should go for following Herbs are known to have shown very good effects on patients undergoing dialysis. 1. Tribulus Terrestris ( Gokharu ) : Buy a tincture from a Homeopathy Shop and give him 10 drops 2 times in a day. It will take care of her Kidneys. 2. Buy Punarnava extract ( Boerhavia Diffusa ) : give her10 drops 2 times in a day.
3. Tincture Varuna ( Crataeva Nurvala ) : Give her10 drops 2 times in a day.
Give her this medication for 15 days. Study the results and write us back.
Other two Herbs that also have shown good results are Chicory and Drumsticks. You may read about them by visiting their respective pages in the Herb section. It is advised that you always consult your health care provider before giving her any medications. For any further queries, you may always write us back.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Dr. Md.Ruhul Amin ( Bangladesh )
19 Jun 2016
I have many black cardamom. When I want to dry these, it is burst and seeds out from the fruit. Please tell me proper drying process.
Saqib ( Saudi Arabia )
30 Jun 2016
Please suggest how to use Black Cardamon for Gastritis, Weak Digestive System and Heart Burn.
Naved ( United States )
05 Jul 2016
Saqib Take half teaspoon of grounded Black Cardamon and boil it in 100 ml of water. Drink this decoction once daily to get complete cure from Gastritis, weak digestion and Heart burn.
Manish ( India )
14 Jul 2016
Please suggest cure for dimnesia.
15 Jul 2016
There are various Herbs that can cure Dementia such as Coconut Oil, Cinnamon, and Ginkgo.
Take 1 heaped teaspoon of cinnamon powder 3 times daily with or without food. Also, use it in your cooking as much as possible. Cinnamon capsules are also available in the market. 3 grams daily will be required for best results.
Virgin cold pressed Coconut oil is also very beneficial in treating the symptoms of dementia. Take 1 tablespoon 2 to 3 times daily.
Foods to avoid:
All sorts of sugar
Inflammatory grains
Baked goods, fast foods, margarine and vegetable oils
Foods to include in your diet:
Turmeric Green tea, black tea, dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher)
Foods richest in zinc such as oysters, beef, pork, chicken, crab, lobster, and dairy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
S.m.agarwal ( India /.uttrakhand )
20 Jul 2016
my wife age 64 is suffering high blood pressure i.e.152/92 . can i use black cardamon.tell me method of use.
04 Aug 2016
Dear M. agarwal For high Bp. Your wife may take Giloy. Tinospora COrdifolia is it's homeopathic name. She can take this tincture everyday. 5 drops in a glass of water, Keep a note of her bp levels, once the bp comes back to normal, she may reduce the dosage of the herb. Let us know if she is diabetic. Discuss with your health care provider before trying any medicine
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Chukwu C ( Nigeria )
03 Sep 2016
how is cardamom used general blood circulatory problem(blood clots), especially in the brain and heart
09 Sep 2016
Yes, Black Cardamom acts as cardio protective herb. It takes care of heart. Also controls cardiac rhythm. Chew 1- 2 cardamoms every day. Or you can add it to your tea. If you wish to know about nervine herb, i.e. for Brain, please mention the exact problem. Mucuna Pruriens is the one of the best nootropic herb ( for Brain ). For Blood clots-- Drink Cranberry juice every day. Fresh juice please.
Drink Dandelion soup for one week. Include onions in your diet.
Shalini ( India shalini_shivamkaul@rediffmail.com )
10 Dec 2016
Does black cardamom helps in weight loss
Pawan Jamwal
14 Dec 2016
Yes, it helps to reduce weight. It speeds up the metabolism and helps to burn the excessive fat. You may drink Cardamom tea after your meals. It will aid in digestion and will prevent flatulence.
Harsh Jhunjhunwala ( India/Odisha )
26 Dec 2016
Please suggest how to take big cardamom for cough cold and asthma
03 Jan 2017
Keep a black cardamom in your mouth. Chew it when it becomes soft and swallow the juice of the cardamom. This will cure your cough.cold and Asthma.
Brijesh sharma ( U P )
30 Dec 2016
I have clinical hypothyroidism . Can you suggest a herbal treatment please.b
MiraRajput ( India )
03 Jan 2017
Brijesh Sharma
Take Ashwagandha capsules on alternate days. This will take care of the thyroid function.
You may also take Thyroidinum 3x for a month. But, it is always safe to consult your doctor before you try any remedy.
Sultana ( USA/MO )
27 Feb 2017
I get burning after passing urine. Got my urine checked had E. coli infection, took antibiotics . But it keeps on coming back. Then got homeopathic treatment for more than a year. Now got the infection again. Plz tell me some remiss to get rid of this burning and infection. Also relationship with husband is also very painful. I am 61. I use natural lubricant but still afraid of burning . Usually the burning starts a a day or two after intimacy .
I do not take any kind of alopathic medicine . I am drinking warm water with apple cider vinegar since last two months.
Eena Tegta
28 Feb 2017
Sultana. Grapeseed is the herb to cure E-coli. Or take 100 mg capsules every day for 15 days.
Drink a glass of Blueberry juice daily also drink a glass of cranberry juice every day for a month. Apple Cider Vinegar is another very effective herb for you. It is good to know that you already are taking it. We hope you took it regularly for 60 days.
Pushpa ( India )
28 Feb 2017
hi there

my husband has severe gastric and acidity at times how can the cardamom be used for cure
and while reading i also read some cardamom in boiled water and let it cool and drink
my question is can this also be taken in empty stomach ??
what are the best ways not to have gastric or acidity ??

Iksa Hemant Majumdaar
01 Mar 2017
Yes, Pushpa. The Black cardamom decoction along with Ginger can be taken every morning after breakfast.
Also, another very effective herb for Acidity and Gastritis is Apple Cider Vinegar ( ACV ). Take 2 teaspoons of this vinegar added to a glass of warm water every day before every meal. Repeat this process twice in a day for a month. Baking Soda can also be taken if he wishes to.
Sameer28 ( India )
17 Mar 2017
black cardamom ,is it effective for tachycardia,and anxiety,herbs of warm nature doesnt suits me.what about black cardamom in this case??should i take it and method to take it??waitng for ur valuable rply
20 Mar 2017
Sameer. Cardamom is used to cure Tachycardia. But, the best herbs are Hawthorn, Valerian, and Motherwort.
Drink one cup of Hawthorn tea, daily for a month.
Have one capsule of Motherwort every day for 20 days.
Syeda ( Australia )
09 May 2017
Can black cardamom be used with honey for dry cough? My daughter 7 yrs old is third time taking antibiotics due to dry cough from last three weeks.
Meetali Ghai
17 May 2017
Give her 2 teaspoons ofHoney every day. This will soothe her throat. Add 2 pinches of Black Pepper powder to it.
Liquorice tea should be given to her, daily for a week. Give her one cup daily. Massage vapor rub or balms containing essential oils, on her neck, chest and back. Do not give her any antibiotics, only give her antibiotic herbs like Ginger
Kamal Kumar ( India New Delhi )
26 Jun 2017
Sir I am suffering from sinus allergy for quite long time. Whether badi ilaichi help?
Khan sahab ( India Hyderabad )
04 Jul 2017
Is black cardamon(badi elaichi )
cure diabetes??
Is it good for kidney, liver???
26 Oct 2017
Diabetes cured by Gudmar. For Liver take Kutki powder , a quarter teaspoon with a warm glass of water for a week.
Muhammad Tariq ( Pakistan )
24 Jul 2017
Is it possible to have extreme sexual hunger all the time through herbal/ Ayuorvedic ?
If so please guide me which herbs are best.
How beerbahuti consume? And what is the effect of consuming beer bahuti on sex?
Please reply me on my email.
Peshawar Pakistan
26 Oct 2017
Means you want sexual desire ? Is it so ? Or an aphrodisiac.
Bushra MUshtaq ( Pakistan )
18 Aug 2017
is there any beneficial effect of black cardamom on fatty liver disease or liver injury?
26 Oct 2017
For Liver the best herb is Milk Thistle and Dong Quai, Buy the capsules online and have one every day.
Michelle ( United States of America )
19 Aug 2017
Is peperomia pellucida use for cloudy eye sight
after looking at the computure my eyes get cloudy sometimes
Likha tani ( India )
18 Sep 2017
where we have to sale Black cardamom
Nilly likha
18 Sep 2017
any proper company in india .... if than call me. i have lots of Black cardamom
Salam Chanu Sarjulata ( Manipur )
24 Oct 2017
Is black cardamom useful for gall stone.
30 Oct 2017
Allspice is said to be good in dissolving gallstones. The free flow of bile will improve digestion and this will result in a cascade of health benefits.
26 Oct 2017
You may try Berberis Vulgaris tincture, 5 drops daily for curing gall stones. Depends on the size of the stones.
Mrs. Haseeb ( PAKISTAN )
30 Oct 2017
Hello sir/madam
Is there any use of cardamom for increase lactation?? If yes then what is the procedure to take it
Sonal ( Gurgaon )
20 Nov 2017
My daughter 11 years old gets these severe bronchial attacks. I have to nebulise her with beaudicort and levolin to get her breathing back to normal. This is accompanied by vomitting and fever. I also usually have to put her on antibiotics.
Rizwanul Haque ( Pakistan )
11 Jan 2018
Sir, I am 60 years old. For the last two months my BP remains 100/140 despite taking Sofvasc 10mg one daily in morning. Can I take kali elaichi and what will be the procedure to eat it. Your suggestion is solicited please. Sugar level is normal. Thanks
11 Jan 2018
Take Beetroot, one bowl every day for amonth. Drink a cup of Licorice tea, every day for a month. These 2 herbs are known to cure Low Blood Pressure, efficiently.
AVINASH ( India )
02 Feb 2018
Sir iam AVINASH 41 yrs old from KANPUR iam suffering from liver disease stiffness , of liver, chronic peracymal liver disease with ald/ pht and splenomegaly plz suggest me for any ayurvedic treatment and tell how long it takes , allopathic treatment also running from 2 yrs plz suggest me what can I do thanks
14 Feb 2018
See, Avinash, the best remedy for Liver are--
Milk Thistle, Dong Quai and Kutki. You may take these herbs for your Liver. Have one capsule of Milk Thistle, every day for a month./ Drink Sugarcane juice every day for 15 days. Also, I will suggest that you include radish in your everyday salad.
Queen ( Ghana )
12 Mar 2018
I have this big dark spot on my face can cardamom black cure it and for how many days ...and I also got hurt and it has left a mark on my face can I still use cardamom black?
Sandra ( South africa )
28 Apr 2018
I have severe acid reflux and my bladder has dropped with the result I got a active bladder with no control,please help,thanks
Niha ( Pakistan )
26 May 2018
Hi my son is 5 months old he is suffering from chronic chest infection or respiratory problem i have given him antibiotics free hale sachet but still he is not feeling please suggest me any herb
Shadma Malik ( India )
04 Feb 2019
my baby is 6 week old and has acid reflux, can i give black cardamom in any form to her, like may be boil in water and give a spoon to her. please reply.
Mel ( South Africa )
26 Feb 2019
Hi. I have eczema on my eye lids and neck. What can I use and how to use it please. I have tried cortisone tablets and cortisone creams but it keeps coming back. Thanks in advance.
Alex ( USA )
17 May 2019
I HAVE hepatitis B chronic ANY SUGGESTION
Sunni ( USA/Nevada )
08 Jun 2019
How would I incorporate black cardamom for hair loss alopecia. Or is there something else to add to this as well.
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