Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum Maton
Hindi: Chhoti elaichi
Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods and it has a strong, pungent flavor and aroma. Cardamom pods contain a number of seeds, but the entire cardamom pod can be used whole or ground. Cardamom is native to the evergreen forests of India. This spice is commonly used in Indian cuisine, but it has also made its way into Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers, digestive problems, and even depression.
Health Benefits of Cardamom Powder: