Cardamom works as a savoury and sweet spice. Revered in curry, it is also delicious in coffee, short bread or sweet rice. It is carminative and a digestive. Chew after a meal to freshen your taste buds. As a tea, cardamom treat coughs and colds. It is boiled in milk with black pepper corn as an ayurvedic remedy. It is helpful in stomach pains, irritable bowel syndrome, wind and constipation.