Respiratory; digestive; circulatory; nervous
Stimulant; expectorant; carminative (promotes absorption of other herbs); stomachic; diaphoretic; antimicrobial; anti-spasmodic; aromatic; appetite stimulant; anti-inflammatory; antioxidant
One of the safest digestive stimulants; cardamom is soothing to the digestive system and indicated for bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Is warming, encourages blood flow to GI tract and stimulating in the cephalic stage of digestion. Used as a gargle for sore throats, to lower heartbeat to a controlled rhythm, and to manage hypertension. May support treatment of urinary tract infections, cystitis, nephritis, and gonorrhea. ^2.