Elettaria Cardamomum Seed (Elaichi) is the seed of a tropical fruit in the ginger family. Fruits and seeds leave pleasant aroma with sweet, pungent taste behind when chewed. Cardamom has a sweet, lemony, eucalyptus flavor. It is world's second most expensive spice. It is available as a powder, dried pods, or loose seeds. Green cardamoms are the most common, but there are also black and cream varieties. It is one of India's favorite spices, used in curries, savory and sweet dishes, ice cream and custards. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine to remove fat and as a cure for urinary and skin complaints. Cardamom finds usage in indigestion, anorexia, burning sensation, debility, asthma.