Ela (Elachi): Medicinal Uses, Ayurvedic Uses, Dosages, Chemical Compositions

Scintific Name: 

  • Elettaria cardamomum

Local Names:

Ela, Elaichi,Triputa, Ritte, Sukshmalla, Dravidri, Elach, Belchi, Beltodae, Yarllak, Yellakkapalu, Yelam, Yellaki, Kabul, Hillbak, lesser cardamom.

Ayurvedic View:

  1. Guna: Laghu, Ruksh
  2. Vipak: Madhur
  3. Rasa: Katu &  Madhur
  4. Virya: Shita

Chemical Compositions:

It having
  1. Volatile oil.
  2. Potassium salt.
  3. Cineol,
  4. Terpineol,
  5. Terpinene,
  6. Limonene,
  7. Sabinene etc.

Medicinal Uses:

  1. It is good for the treatment of vata, pitta and Kaphaja diseases.
  2. It is good for the treatment of Kasani, swasa etc,
  3. It is good for the treatment of burning sensation
  4. It is good for the treatment of general weakness.
  5. It strengthen the heart
  6. It is good for the treatment of foul smelling.
  7. It is good for the treatment of mutrakriccha
  8. It is good for the treatment of Agnimandhya
  9. It is good for the treatment of Anorexia
  10. It is good for the treatment of vomiting and nausea
  11. It is used in piles and pain Abdomen.

Dosages:

  • 5 to Six Grams

Uses Parts:

  • Seeds

Preparations:

  1. Eladhi Churna
  2. Eladhyarista
  3. Eladhi Gutika
  4. Eladhya Modak
  5. Eladhi Kwath

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