CardamomÃ‚Â is an Indian spice known for its intense flavor and its use in traditional medicine, such as to help with digestion. Cardamom is an aromatic seed pod used in many Indian preparations such as a creamy kheer or a rich biryani. This exotic spice belongs to the ginger family. Cardamom has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in protecting your heart from elevated cholesterol levels.