Also known as 'KALI / BARI ELACHI' Black cardamom is a root of a perennial herbaceous plant with pods full of seeds. It has a strong camphor-like flavor, with a smoky character. Black cardamom enhances and intensifies the flavors of the other ingredients.
USES: Black cardamom works better in savory applications – added to Indian tandoori marinades, stews, soups, chowders, casseroles and vegetable stir- fry dishes for smoky flavor.
BENEFITS: Black cardamom effectively kills H. pylori bacteria and gives a calming effect on the digestive tract and is used as a remedy for gastritis, dyspepsia, relieving gas, soothing the mucus membranes, heart burn and to increasing appetite.