Cardamom toxicity

Dangers of taking cardamon


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

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    Whole capsules of cardamom seeds

    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.

Toxicity of cardamom essential oil

Cardamom essential oil contains all the aromatic substances concentrated.

If you take doses higher than those recommended by the therapist, it can easily cause side effects. See the following links in the list below:

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

25 October, 2021

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