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All Information About Black and Green Cardamom

What is Green Cardamom?

Cardamom is a plant with the scientific name Elettaria Cardamomum (L) Marton from the genus Zingiberaceae. It is one of the aromatic spices whose main origin is India, with more than 80% of green cardamom exports.

Botanical Specifications

Green cardamom is an herbaceous perennial tall plant with tuberous and thick rhizomes and multiple tubers. The leaves are hairless, linear-lanceolate, 30–60 cm long. The fruits are ovate, light green, 1-2 cm long, containing 18 seeds. The seeds are ovate, aromatic, and blackish brown. The flowers are white with yellow lines, produced in a loose spike.

Medicinal Part


Geographical Distribution

This plant is native to India and is grown in Ceylon, Malaysia, Guatemala, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Chemical Composition

This plant contains cineol, starch, linalyl acetate, methyl eugenol, linalool, nerol, Sabinene, Myrcene, terpinene, cymene, citronellol, limonene, Trans- Nerolidol, and 40% of volatile essential oil.

Medicinal – Therapeutic Properties
  • Carminative
  • Anti-poisoning
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiemetic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Tonic for heart
  • Treatment of stomachache
  • Treatment of indigestion
  • Treatment of cold
  • Treatment of asthma and bronchitis
  • Relieving earache
  • Alleviating rheumatism pain
What Is Black Cardamom (Nepal Cardamom)?

Black cardamom is a plant with the scientific name of Amomum Subulatum Roxbhc from the genus Zingiberaceae, called black or brown cardamom.

Specifications of Black Cardamom (Nepal Cardamom)

It is a perennial and herbaceous plant, with branched creeping underground stems and flowering branches. The leaves are rectangular, lanceolate, pointed, hairless, and 30-60 cm long. Spikes are dense with short peduncles, and the parts of calyx and corolla are shorter than petals. The 2.5-cm long pods have small spines or thorns and are triangular in cross-section with three brown – dark red cells containing several aromatic seeds. The ovate fruit is 3.5 cm long and contains multiple seeds.

Geographical Distribution

India, Himalayas, and Southeast Asia

Medicinal – Therapeutic Properties of Black Cardamom
  • Carminative
  • Antiemetic
  • Anti-dysenteric
  • Treatment of malaria
  • Treatment of indigestion

Cardamom is used as a flavoring in the food industry (confectionery, herbal tea, jams, bread, beverages), pharmaceutics, toothpaste, and cosmetics.

Ecology of Cardamom Cultivation

This plant grows at a temperature of 10-35 ° C, in heavy clay soil and loam, with a pH of 4.2-6.8. Its propagation is through asexual reproduction with the cultivation of root parts at a suitable soil depth.

Supplier of Cardamom in Iran

Maleki Commercial exports the best quality cardamom according to the needs of the customers in the form of EXW, FCA, CPT, CIP, DAT, DAP, FOB, FAC, CFR, and CIF.

Maleki Commercial, the Largest Importer of Cardamom

Maleki Commercial is the largest direct Importer of cardamom in Iran and Asia. Maleki Commercial delivers the best quality cardamom according to the needs of the customers with quality assurance.

You can contact our consulting department for bulk purchase.

Global Imports of Cardamom

Maleki Commercial is the global importer of cardamom with the best quality and price among all companies importing this plant. This holding has achieved great success in the import and supply this herb to various countries without intermediaries.

If you require Indian cardamom of the highest quality, you can confidently provide it from Maleki Commercial with safe and standard packaging.

Price of Cardamom in Iran

Maleki Commercial imports Akbar Green Cardamom (Purple Grade) from India with the best price and highest quality and delivers it to wholesalers all over the country.

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