Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Cardomom, or chhoti elaichi belongs to Zingiberaceae family and is steam distilled by manufacturers to produce cardamom oil. As whole or ground spice, cardamom is used to add flavor to various dishes. As cardamom oil and oleoresin, it yet again is tremendously popular as flavouring agent of processed food like pickles and baked goods. Apart from this, suppliers also make available this colourless to pale yellow liquid with strong spicy odour for the making of perfumes and liquors. Cardamom oil further has medicinal benefits and is used for indigestion, nausea, vomiting and phlegm.