Cardamom seeds are a seed or fruit of Elettaria cardmomum. It is a herbaceous perennial of the ginger family. It has a strong, pungent flavor and aroma, hints of mint, smoke, and lemon. Cardamom seeds are also useful for their unique appetite, carminative, diaphoretic and digestive stimulant. It is widely used to coffee, flavor, curry blends and Scandinavian bread.