Cardamom

Cardamom

Scientific Name :

Elettaria Cardamomum Maton

Medicinal Value :

Controls heart rate, production of red blood cells and blood pressure

Nutrient Value :

Potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese

Culinery and Other Values :

Gahwa', a strong cardamom coffee concoction is common among Arabs. Used commonly as flavoring agent in baked goods etc. In Europe and North America, used in curry powder and sausages. Used in perfumery and ayurvedic medicines.

Glossary :

  • English : Cardamom
  • Tamil : Elakkai
  • Malayalam : Elakkaya / Elakka
  • Telugu : Yalakulu / Elaichi / Yaalakkaya / Yealak-Kayulu
  • Kannada : Yalakki / Yelachi
  • Hindi : Choti Elaichi
  • Bengali : Elach / Garate
  • Gujarati : Elcho / Elaychi
  • Konkani : Kalo Elu / Yelo
  • Marathi : Eachi / Masala Welchi / Veldoda / Velchi
  • Oriya : Aleicha / Gujuratie / Alaichi
  • Punjabi : Elaichi
  • Tulu : Elakkai
  • Kashmiri : Aa / Lbuduaa
  • Urudu : Ilaychi / Elaisi