Green Cardamom is a pod spice in the ginger family that is commonly used in Indian cuisine. Although this spice originated in southern India, today Guatemala is the largest producer of cardamom. The spice can be found as a whole pod, shelled whole seeds, or ground powder. It is also used in soaps, creams, and perfumes. People may also take cardamom as a supplement for its health benefits. Cardamom contains phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.