May 052008

KARACHI: Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is traditionally used in various gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and neuronal disorders and experts from the Aga Khan University conducted a study on its use for constipation, colic, diarrhea, hypertension and as a diuretic. The study, reported Drug Week, conducted on animals, indicated that cardamom had an effect on the gut and lowers blood pressure, according to A.H. Gilani of AKU in a recently published paper in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. The researchers concluded: “The diuretic and sedative effects may offer added value in its use in hypertension and epilepsy.

 daily times 5/5/2008

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