Cardamom is a popular spice in India, forming an ingredient for variety of sweet and hot tasting preparations. It is also used for a variety of physical conditions. Cardamom has different properties like properties to treat indigestion, nausea, vomiting, etc. Cardamom is also a good breathe freshener, when chewed will smoothen the breath while suppressing bad smell and promoting a pleasant smell.
Cardamom is widely cultivated in the high ranges of Kerala. It is a perennial plant, with only its leaves showing out. The stem is underground and a spike of white to violet flowers show out of soil in summer. The pale green fruit bears grain sized seeds in a three celled ovary.