Famously known as the ‘queen of spice,’ cardamom is the dried fruit of Herbatious Perennial Elettaria Cardamomum. Sri Lanka exports the light green variety of cardamom. This spice, which is one of the expensive ones in the world, is known to possess has a distinct sharp flavor and a stirring aroma. Ceylon cardamoms are used as cooking spices and flavorings in food and beverages as well as a medicine.
In the Middle-East green cardamom is used in sweet dishes. This spice can be found in almost every Indian cuisine. The Nordic countries use Sri Lanka cardamom in baking. Green cardamom is largely used in South Asian countries to treat infections in teeth and gums, throat diseases, congestions of lungs and digestive disorders to name some.