It has its origin in the southwestern regions of India, Java, Sri Lanka and Malabar.
Scientific name: Elettaria cardamomum.
Other Names: Pomegranate of Paradise, Malabar Cardamom.
Active Ingredients: Essential oil (2-8%): limonene, cineol, alpha-terpineol, terpinyl acetate, borneol. Starch (20-40%), pentosan. Fatty acids (1-4%): caprylic, caproic, palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic; phytosterols (probably beta-sitosterol).
Part Used: Fruits and seeds.