The seeds of Alpinia cardamomum.—India.
Preparation.—Tincture of Cardamomum.
Dose.—From ten drops to one drachm.
Therapeutic Action.—Cardamom is an aromatic stimulant carminative, with slight tonic and nervine properties.
It is useful in flatulency, and pain or spasm of the stomach and bowels, especially in infancy. In chronic hysteria and other nervous diseases of debilitated females, whether alone or in combination with more active antispasmodics, it often proves serviceable.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.