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  • The name cardamom (or cardamon) is used for herbs within two genera of the ginger family Zingiberaceae, namely Elettaria and Amomum.
  • Both varieties take the form of a small seedpod, triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin papery outer shell and small black seeds. Elettaria pods are light green in color, while Amomum pods are larger and dark brown.
  • Black cardamom is a plant in the family Zingiberaceae. Its seed pods have a strong, smoky, anise-like flavor.
  • The pods are used as a spice, in a manner similar to the green Indian cardamom pods, but those have a drastically different flavor.
  • Unlike green cardamom, this spice is rarely used in sweet dishes. Its smoky flavor and aroma derive from traditional methods of drying over open flames.
  • Cardamom grows best in tropical forests at altitudes ranging from 600 to 1,500 metres above sea level, receiving a well-distributed rainfall of over 1500 mm and a temperature of 10-35 C.
  • Cardamom's best growth and development is observed in warm and humid places under the canopy of evergreen forest trees.
  • The ideal site is slightly sloping with good drainage. The crop is raised best on well-drained, rich forest loam, and red, deep, good textured
    lateritic soils having plenty of humus or leaf-mulch.
  • Elettaria cardamomum is used as a spice, a masticatory, and in medicine; it is also sometimes smoked; it is used as a food plant by the larva of the moth Endoclita hosei.
  • Amomum is used as a spice and as an ingredient in traditional systems of medicine in China, India, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
  • In the Middle East and Turkey, green cardamom powder is used as a spice for sweet dishes as well as traditional flavouring in coffee and tea. It is also used to some extent in some dish recipes.
  • In South Asia green cardamom is often used in traditional Indian sweets and in tea, or chai. Black cardamom is sometimes used in garam masala for curries. Individual seeds are sometimes chewed, in much the same way as chewing-gum.
  • India is the largest producer of large cardamom with 54% share in world production, and Sikkim contributes upto 88% of India's production Cardamom is called Elakka in Malayalam, which is the language of Kerala an Indian province that accounts for 70% of Indian cardamom.
  • An estimated 4000 tonnes of large cardamom valued at about Rs. 1.60 billion are produced annually in Sikkim alone, which constitutes nearly 80% of total Indian production.
  • Cardamom
  • Black cardamom
  • Cardamom Information
  • Cardamom Spice Description
  • Cardamomi Semen
  • Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • Cardamom - The queen of Species
  • Cardamomi Semina, B.P.
  • Amomum subulatum
  • Cardamom (large)
  • Greater Cardamom
  • Overview of Black Cardamom
  • Spices of India - Cardamom

Growth and Cultivation

  • Cardamom Cultivation
  • Amomum subulatum Spice Farming
  • Cultivating and Collecting Cardamom
  • Model Scheme for Small Cardamom Cultivation
  • Pollination biology of large cardamom
  • Varieties and Grades of Cardamom


  • Processing of Cardamom
  • Biomass gasifiers for cardamom drying, silk reeling, and cremation
  • Processing of spices
  • Analysis of the oil of large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.) growing in Sikkim
  • Studies on quality improvement of large-cardamom using an advanced gasifier based dryer
  • Analytical Supercritical Fluid Chromatography and Extraction
  • Antimicrobial Effect of Seed Extract of Cardamom
  • Properties of Large Cardamom

Company Profiles

  • Company in Germany
  • Company in India
  • Cardamom Extracting Company
  • Another Company in India
  • Processing Company in Kerala
  • Company in Madurai, India

Consultants and Project

  • Consultant in New Zealand
  • Research Institute in India
  • Consultant in India
  • Project Consultants
  • Consultant in Portland
  • Consultant in California
  • The Cardamom Project
  • Spice Oils - Cardamom


  • Cardamom Oil
  • Cardamom CO2 Extracts
  • Cardamom Essential Oil 100% Pure
  • Cardamom Cake
  • Cardamom Seed Powder
Patent and Technology
  • Additive for Stimulants
  • Cardamom Seed Preparation being effective against bad breath
  • Composition for Stabilizing pink color of fresh Large cardamom and a Process for Stabilizing the pink color of fresh Large Cardamom
  • Process for the Supercritical extraction and fractionation of Species
  • Supercritical fluid Technology
  • Cardamom Transfer Of Technology


  • Cardamom Health Benefits Gayot
  • Information and Medicinal Benefits of Cardamom
  • Dual effects of Black cardamom
  • Remedy
  • Herbal remedies using Cardamom
  • Drug Interactions, Dosage and Some of its Useful Properties


  • Guatemala Vs India
  • Cardamom continues to rule high
  • Duty evasion in cloves, cardamom imports suspected
  • Indian cardamom market
  • Cardamom slips on poor demand
  • Large Cardamom Market at Gangtok
  • Bringing Market into Focus


  • Spices Board is panning to set up large cardamom processing units
  • Cardamom: Product Profile
  • A gasifier system for curing large-cardamom in Sikkim
  • Spice India
  • Organic Cardamom Cultivation Provides Farmers New Economic Opportunities
  • Large cardamom Growth Performance
  • Small Cardamom—Precious for People, Harmful for Mountain Forests
  • Cardamom growers take up replanting
  • Spices and Condiments - Large Cardamom-Capsules and Seeds
  • Synthesis Report on Cardamom Cultivation
  • Conservation & Consumption:
    A Study on the Crude Drug Trade in Threatened Medicinal Plants

Suppliers and Buyers

  • Cardamom Suppliers
  • Exporter of Cardamom
  • Cardamom Exporters & Traders
  • Cardamom Indian Suppliers
  • Spices Enterprise
  • Spice Shop
  • Trading Company
  • Exporter profile
  • Cardamom Buyers List