Can cardamom be dangerous?
No, cardamom plant is not dangerous to health, as it is not toxic when consumed in the diet as a spice or medicine.
However, Cardamom is rich in aromatic terpene substances that can cause adverse effects in sensitive persons or when ingested in large amounts.
Toxic effects of cardamom
- Cardamom has shown no mutagenic activity.
- In sensitive individuals, cardamom can cause contact dermatitis caused by the content of terpenes in the seed.
- On pregnant women it has been observed that cardamom can have emmenagogue effects. Its use is not recommended during pregnancy.