Cardamom or elaichi is an essential spice in every Indian kitchen. It has been used for ages to add flavour to many dishes and curries.It is also a common practice in our country to chew one or two cloves of elaichi after meals as a mouth freshener. But that is not the only use of this wonder spice. Cardamom has long been used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various conditions related to digestion, cardiovascular health, stress, cold and flu and dental health. There are many health benefits of this spice that will make it worthwhile to add it to your diet.