Health Benefits of Cardamom
High blood pressure.
Vomiting that can occur after surgery.
Common cold and other infections.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Loss of appetite.
Sore mouth and throat.
Side Effects & Safety
Cardamom is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in food. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts, or when the vapor from the oil is breathed in, but the potential side effects of cardamom are not known.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Cardamom is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy. There is concern that taking cardamom in amounts larger that food amounts might cause miscarriage. There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking cardamom in medicinal amounts if you are breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to food amounts.
The appropriate dose of cardamom for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cardamom. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.