Black Cardamom, 50g


Black cardamom, also known as hill cardamom, greater cardamom or brown cardamom,

Black Cardamom has a strong, smoky flavour. It is dried over open fire for a long time which gives it a very strong, pungent woody aroma that distinguishes it from other spices.

Under the robust smoky flavours you will also get a slight menthol undertone that is similar to green cardamom yet very different.

Due to the strong smoky flavours that render warming notes to the dish, Black Cardamom is classified as a warm spice similar to cloves, black pepper and cinnamon



Benefits of Black Cardamom

Aids digestion – Black cardamom is rich in fibre which helps in digestion. A study has shown that chewing on black cardamom produces saliva which aids digestion and also kills harmful bacteria in the stomach.

Helps to eliminate respiratory problems – Black cardamom is known as a remedy for respiratory problems such as whooping cough, asthma. chest infection. The warming effect of the spices helps to cure cold and cough by alleviating the mucous membrane and normalising the flow of mucous through the respiratory tract.

Helps to detoxify the body –  Black cardamom is said to help flush out toxins from our body and maintain a healthy system.

Improves immune system – Apart from being a detoxifier, Black Cardamom also contains high level of Vitamin C, antibacterial and antiviral properties, which is very good for building a healthy immune system.

Maintains good oral hygiene  – Because of the anti-bacterial properties present in Black Cardamom, it aids in maintaining a  good oral health. Chewing of black cardamom kills bacteria present in the mouth, which is the main cause of bad breath and keep our tongue and gums clean.

Stress reliever  – Black Cardamom has very powerful oils which have a calming effect on our body. The oil is highly anaesthetic and sedative and improves blood circulation. This helps in preventing tension headaches. The essential oils is known to help in eliminating stress and fatigue and other aches and pains.


Additional information

Weight50 g


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