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BackAlso known as: Ilaichi, Elakki, Yelakulu, Elakkai, Elakkay
Description: The two types of cardamom, green and black, are rhizomatous herbs having aromatic seeds
Commonly used in: Used for seasoning and flavouring in pickles and barbeque sauces
Health benefit: Cardamom is used mainly for seasoning and flavouring of dished. As it is a herb, it is used for medicine purposes too for curing heartburn, intestinal spasms, intestinal gas, constipation, loss of appetite among the few ailments most known. It is a rich source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese