Cardamom powder comes from seeds from the pods of a flowering shrub native to India, Nepal, and Bhutan. They impart a spicy, pungent flavour. The largest supplier for cardamom is Guatemala followed next by India. Cardamom is frequently the main ingredient in Indian cuisine, and in some of the baked goods of the Nordic countries. It can also be found being used as a cooking spice in the Middle East and South Asia. Cardamom can help with nausea, especially when the oil is used in aromatherapy. It is also an antispasmodic, which helps with stomach spasms, heartburn, and pain from occasional upset due to gas or indigestion. Many people have cardamom has an after dinner tea because it helps with digestion. Similar to lemon of chamomile, cardamom contains a phytochemical, cineole, which helps to clear the mind and calm nerves. It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties as well. Cardamom should be avoided in large amounts especially those with gallbladder issues.