Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Botanical name : Amomum subulatum Roxb.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Katu
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Greater cardamom, Nepal cardamom
Hindi : Badi ilyachi, Bari ilyachi,
Malayalam : Perelam
Distribution – Growing in eastern Himalaya and in some part of Western Ghats.
An herbaceous plant grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, flowers white in globose spikes, fruits reddish brown, capsules, with many aromatic seeds held together by a pulp.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha, vata, anorexia, colic, flatulence, peptic ulcer, vomiting, wounds, ulcers, cardiac debility, cough, bronchitis, fever and diarrhea.
Useful part : Seeds