Cardamom is a spice that grows in South India, Malnad region in Karnataka. This spice is used in the Indian kitchen basically for preparing tea or milk of different kinds. It is also used as a mouth freshner for it makes the mouth smell pleasant. Infact these cardamoms are coated in silver (edible to eat) and distributed as wedding gifts. It is considered to be very royal to use cardamoms for gifting purposes. Elaichi or cardamoms help in reducing skin allergies which grow in higher rates during summer season.
Cardamom is another one among the list of spices. The green cardamom is used for flavouring drinks, beverages, shakes, food items, etc. It consists of a green coating that ends up in a tail. The green coating encloses around 12 black coloured seeds which have the original essence of an Elaichi.
The spices have been cultivated in the Malnad region located in Karnataka. This place is rich, bountiful and blessed by the Mother Nature. The reason being it rains in plenty in Malnad because of which it is green, pure and moist, suitable for the growth of Elaichi.
Cardamom is named differently in different languages such as- English: Green Cardamom; Hindi: Chhoti Elaichi, Marathi: Velachi, Malayalam: Elakka; Kannada: Elakki; Odia: Gujurati.
According to Ayurveda, the green cardamom is helpful in balancing Vata, Kapha and Pitta. But most of the influence is seen on the Kapha dosh.