Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

194 Doctors Online
Owl Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Does excessive cardamom intake cause infetility in women?

Answered by
Owl Image
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar


Practicing since :2003

Answered : 2190 Questions

I am addicted to cardamom... I eat 20-25 cardamoms in a day.Does it leads to impotency? Is there any side effects on conceiving baby?
Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Sexual Health
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Need more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you are distressed about your habit of taking too much of cardamom.I would like to know some more details about your problem so that I can advise you better.

How long have you had this habit?

What sort of pleasurable experience do you get when you take the Cardamom?

Have you tried stopping or cutting down this habit? What makes it difficult for you to stop?

Are your menstrual periods regular?

Are you able to carry out your daily routines despite this habit?

Pleasr get back to me with these details and I shall advice you accordingly.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar MBBS., DPM., MRCPsych.(U.K.)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Does excessive cardamom intake cause infetility in women? 11 minutes later
It's been 6 months I have this addiction.I love the strong taste n fragrance of cardamom. Yes I tried cutting down this habit however after 2-3 days again I started taking it. My menstrual cycle is normal. I grt periods on time and I don't have any problem in carrying out my daily routine.
Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can lead to many adverse health effects...

Detailed Answer:
Hello again and thanks for the clarifications.

From the details you have provided, it is clear that you are habituated to Cardamom and are taking it in excessive quantities. When taken in such large quantities and excessively this can definitely lead to adverse effects on health.

Some of the adverse effects of taking too much Cardamom are skin problems like dermatitis, gall stones, mouth ulcers, teeth erosion and sensitivity, low BP, liver problems, etc. It is unsafe to take it in large quantities during pregnancy as it can affect the mother and growing baby. Though there are no confirmed reports about excessive Cardamom causing impotency or problems in conceiving, still it is always better to avoid taking it excessively.

So, I would advise you to gradually cut down and stop this habit soon. If you are finding it difficult to do this, then you can seek professional help / counselling from a Psychiatrist in your place.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar MBBS., DPM., MRCPsych.(U.K.)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  

Recent questions on Gall stones

doctor1 MD

I have had hairy like fibers in my stools lately and a lot of abdominal pain. I bloat out from the upper abodomen all the way down to lower abodomen. Last year I had my gall bladder removed and they thought it was that due to over 50 gall stones in gall bladder but still having pain. Can you tell me are the hairy stools and pain related.

doctor1 MD

Two days ago I had stomach pain (approaching severe) after eating fresh spinach sautéed with garlic in olive oil and butter and stopped eating for about 18 hours. Had a normal bowel movement. Felt better so yesterday started eating white toast,...

doctor1 MD

foamy stools, abdominal pain and intermittent diarrea without constipation. some pain in right upper and back along with pain in upper left abdominal areas. no jaundice all labs are normal as LFT's are concerned. could it be IBS or any gallbladder issues? i have a family history of gall stones and a grandfather with pancreatic cancer. i am 24 years old. otherwise great health. a little overweight. BMI is 32 i go to the gym 3-4 times a week, low testosterone but not low enough to be on androgel or replacement.

doctor1 MD

above hip pain traveling up to and across the shoulders?

doctor1 MD

I need an opinion... I just had a Cat Scan where they found 3 small hernias in my upper stomach + several small gall stones in my gall bladder .. I have no discomfort, pain or symptons whatsoever from any of these two issues, but the surgeon...

doctor1 MD

Hello, My husband is seeing the gastroentologist tomorrow. He had an ultrasound and blood tests that showed gall stones. Stool sample was taken and doctor checked for giardia and three other parasites. We suspect liver flukes. He has been to Japan about four times in last five years as well as Europe. What tests should be ask doctor to run to rule out parasites? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

i have a lot of discomfort in the bladder area which results in continuing urinating but no pain or blood in passing water . ive had this condition for some time now and my urine was tested ar GP s surgery and was clear Can fluconazole help relieve this discomfort?I have some gall stones could this be causing the discomfort? A scan showed these in a normal gall bladder so could this be causing the problem ? Thank you for your advise . MARIE age 70 s