Last update Jan. 2, 2021


Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Planta herbácea procedente de la India. Se utiliza el fruto con fines culinarios y terapéuticos.
Contiene almidón, ácidos grasos, compuestos terpénicos, flavonoides, taninos, saponinas, fitosteroles y alcaloides ( 2020).
Propiedades atribuidas tradicionalmente, sin que haya pruebas científicas de su eficacia (WHO 2009 p61-70): carminativo, estimulante del apetito, antiemético, diurético, abortivo, sedante y antiinfeccioso.

A fecha de última actualización no encontramos datos publicados sobre su excreción en leche materna.

Planta ampliamente utilizada como especia culinaria y en medicina tradicional ayurvédica. Hay muy pocos datos publicados sobre el uso terapéutico de esta planta. Dada su falta de toxicidad (WHO 2009 p61-70), el consumo moderado sería compatible con la lactancia.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Cardamom is also known as

Cardamom in other languages or writings:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Cardamom in its composition:


  1. Vanaclocha B, Cañigueral S. 1992 - - Disponible en: Consulted on June 9, 2022 Abstract
  2. WHO. World Health Organization. WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants. Volume 4. WHO monographs. 2009 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

Total visits


Help us improve this entry

How to cite this entry

Do you need more information or did not found what you were looking for?

   Write us at

e-lactancia is a resource recommended by IHAN of Spain

Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM