Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum
Used for treating digestive problems like indigestion, gas, loss of appetite and cramps. It is also used in digestive remedies for its pleasant taste as well as its soothing properties. Cardamom is still used to treat involuntary urination, phlegm, colds, cough, bronchitis, asthma, anorexia, debility, hoarse throat, and kidney diseases. In Turkey, Cardamom seeds are chewed to freshen breath and to conceal the alcohol smell on the breath. In China, this spice is taken for urinary incontinence and for use as a tonic.