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Cardamom Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Increases gastric acid secretion.
    - Influence of intragastric perfusion of aqueous spice extracts on acid secretion in anesthetized albino rats. -- Vasudevan K, et al. -- Indian J Gastroenterol. 2000 Apr-Jun;19(2):53-6.

  • Cardamom is a popular traditional flavouring agent for baked goods and confectionery. Dermatitis from skin exposure to cardamom has to the best of our knowledge not been reported. We report one case of allergic contact dermatitis to cardamom elicited by terpenes present in the seeds.
    - Contact Dermatitis 1975 Jun;1(3):175-6 -- Allergic contact dermatitis from cardamom. -- Mobacken H, Fregert S.

last update: March 2014

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