Botanical Name: E. Cardamomum
Origin: Native to Southern India, also grown in Guatemala.
Common Names: Amomum cardamomum, Bai Dou Kou, Black Cardamom, Cardamome, Cardamome de Malabar, Cardamome Noire, Cardamome de Sri Lanka, Cardamome Verte, Cardamomo, Cardamom Essential Oil, Cardomom, Cardomomi Fructus, Ela, Elettaria cardamomum, Green Cardamom, Huile Essentielle de Cardamome, Indian Cardamom, Lesser Cardamom.
What are Cardamom Pods?
Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods of various plants in the ginger family. The pods contain a number of seeds, but the entire cardamom pod can be used whole or ground.
Green Cardamom is known as true cardamom. This is the most common variety - the one you will see in the spice aisle of the supermarket and it's the top choice for sweet dishes but also works well in savory dishes.
What are Cardamom Pods used for?
Used for digestion problems and loss of appetite. It’s also commonly used for common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore mouth and throat. Some people use it as a stimulant and for urinary problems. It’s typically chewed or smoked.