Cardamom is a seasoning native to Asia and especially to countries such as India, Pakistan and Nepal. It is widely used in cooking and pastry. It offers a special resinous aroma and has a light mint aftertaste. It is used a lot in Asian cuisine and especially in Indian, but is also very often added in Scandinavian cuisine, in different dishes and in sweet bread. Cardamom can also be added to coffee and tea and the whole seed is chewed like gum. Medicinally, spice is used to treat gum and tooth infections, to prevent and treat throat problems and to congestion the lungs. It is also used to dissolve kidney stones and gallbladder. *The information given on our website is purely informative and does not replace the advice of your treating physician. Bean & Herb does not support self-help.