Cardamom or the “Queen of Spices” is basically referred to the dried ripe fruit or capsules of cardamom plants. It is appreciated for its pleasing aroma and taste. Naturally a perennial, herbaceous, rhizomatous plant; Cardamom is widely used for medicinal and culinary purposes.
Allspice trees are evergreen medium sized, grow up to a height of 8 to 10 meters and with a slender upright trunk and smooth greyish bark. The mail trees produce only a few fruits. The major use of allspice is in the food industry (65 to 70%) in domestic use (5% to 10%), production of berry oil (20% to 25%), extraction of oleoresin (1% to 2%) and pharmaceutical and perfume industry.