|An aromatic seed pod, cardamom lends a distinct aroma and a sweet flavour. Cardamom is spindle-shaped and has triangular brownish-black seeds, and it has a warm pungent taste. The cardamom pod can be used wholly or ground. Cardamom is used in gravies, curries, pulao or biriyani, kheer, sweets, etc. Cardamoms are prized for their healing qualities too, such as digestion problem, common cold, cough, bronchitis, sore throat, urinary problems, epilepsy, headache, and high blood pressure.