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Also Known As : True Cardamom, Ilaayachee
Technical Name : Elettaria cardamomum


Taste Profile

It is sweet in taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Cardamom Broken
  2. Cardamom Pieces
  3. Cardamom Pod
  4. Cardamom Powder
  5. Cardamom Seed Powder
  6. Cardamom Seeds
  7. Cardamon (Elaichi) Powder
  8. Choti Elaichi
  9. Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  10. Elaichi
  11. Elaichi powder
  12. Elaichi Powder (Elettaria Cardamomum)
  13. Elaichidana
  14. Green Cardamom
  15. Green Cardamom Powder
  16. Green Cardamom Whole
  17. Ground Cardamom
  18. Hari Elaichi
  19. Organic Cardamom
  20. Organic Cardamom Green
  21. Organic Cardamom Pod
  22. Organic Cardamom Seed
  23. Organic Cardamon Whole
  24. Small Cardamom
  25. Toasted Elaichi
  26. Whole Green Cardamom


Cardamom is called the Queen of Spices and is the world's third most expensive spice. Cardamom is native to India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Indonesia. Pods of Cardamom are small, triangular in cross-section and shaped as spindles.

Health benefits

  • Cardamom helps to prevent the risk of colorectal cancer (Cancer that occurs in colon or rectum in human body).(1)
  • Methanolic extract present in cardamom helps in controlling gastrointestinal disorders.(1)
  • The essential oils and biochemicals present in cardamom help to provide detoxifying effects.(1)
  • It improves the blood circulation in the body.(1)

Selection Guide

Select whole cardamoms and grind them whenever required to retain the flavour. It is advisable to select those cardamoms which have a greener pod for better flavour.


Consumption of cardamom in greater amount can cause gallstones. The cardamom seed can even cause gallstone colic (spasmodic pain).(2)

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