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1. Names:

Sanskrit: Trutih  
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English: Cardamom  
Botanical: Elettaria cardamomum  
Hindi: Chotielaichi  
Telugu: Elakkayalu, Elaki  
Common names:  Cardamon, Lesser Cardamom, chhoti elachi, e(e)lachie, ela(i)chi, illaichi, Elachedi, Anchi , Elaci , Elatarri  
Family name: Zingiberaceae  

2. Parts used:

  • Seed
  • Fruit

3. Properties and Action According to Indigenous Medical Systems:

  • Rasa: Spicy.
  • Vipaka: Spicy.
  • Veerya: Ushna.

4. Uses:


  • Good for digestion.
  • It is stimulant and carminative by nature.
  • It is used a remedy for Obesity in ancient therapies.
  • It is aphrodisiac.
  • Good for heart.

5. Names due to Physical properties:

  • Lata: Creeper.

6. Names due to Medical properties:

  • Hrudya: Supports heart.

7. Reference:

Vasthu guna deepika.

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