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cardamom

(kär`dəməm): see gingerginger,
common name for members of the Zingiberaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical perennial herbs, chiefly of Indomalaysia. The aromatic oils of many are used in making condiments, perfumes, and medicines, especially stimulants and preparations to ease stomach distress.
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Cardamom

 

(Elettaria cardamomum), a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Zingiberaceae. It has creeping root-stock. The leaves are lanceolate and are arranged in two rows along the vegetative shoots; they measure 2-4 m tall. The flower stalks, measuring up to 60 cm long, end in panicles with pale green blossoms. The fruit is a trilobate capsule with reddish-brown seeds of irregular shape. The seeds are used as a spice in cooking. They contain 3.5-7 percent oil, which is used in food and tobacco products. The oil is also used in medicine. Cardamom grows wild in the rain forests on the mountains of southern India. The plant is cultivated primarily in India, Sri-Lanka (Ceylon), Indochina, and South China.

cardamom

[′kärd·ə·məm]
(botany)

cardamom

, cardamum, cardamon
1. a tropical Asian zingiberaceous plant, Elettaria cardamomum, that has large hairy leaves
2. a related East Indian plant, Amomum cardamomum, whose seeds are used as a substitute for cardamom seeds.
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Most importantly, to the best of our knowledge, no research work has been reported so far on the effects of irradiation on the volatile flavor compounds of spices such as Elettaria cardamomum (L.
Cardamom is the dried, un-ripened fruit of the perennial Elettaria cardamomum.
Os oleos essenciais utilizados foram Thymus vulgaris (tomilho), Elettaria cardamomum (cardamomo), Eugenia caryophyllus (cravo da india, botao) e Foeniculum vulgare dulce (funcho doce) adquiridos da FERQUIMA[R].
The fruits of another plant, Eletteria cardamomum were used as a spice and did not serve any medicinal purpose.
A member of the ginger family, cardamom is the dried fruit of the perennial herb Elettaria cardamomum and is often found as a favorite ingredient in Scandinavian baking, as well as in Turkish coffee and Indian spice blends such as garam masala and curry powder.
2011) tambem relatam que extratos de especies de pimenta usadas como especiarias e como ervas medicinais (Elettaria cardamomum e Syzygium aromaticum) na India possuem efeito inibitorio e podem ser usados como antimicrobianos em chas.
The various plants utilized in this complex formulation included Acorus calamus, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Piper cubeba, Piper nigrum, Zingiber officinale, Bunium persicum, Carum copticum, Piper longum, Carum carvi, Elletaria cardamomum, and Cinnamomum verum.
Elettaria cardamomum and Syzygium aromaticum, also used by the Hajong TMPs to treat asthma and coughs, are used by the Tai-Khamyang tribe of Assam, India to treat gastric trouble (Sonowal and Barua, 2011).
Zingiberaceae Elach 65 Elettaria cardamomum Zingiberaceae Choto elach (L.