Black cardamom is known as ‘Kali Elaichi’ in Hindi, ‘Nalla Elakulu’ in Telugu, ‘Karupu Elakkai’ in Tamil, ‘Karutta Elakka’ in Malayalam, ‘Kari Elakki’ in Kannada, ‘Badi ilaychi’ in Gujarati, ‘Masalyaci Velci’ in Marathi, and ‘Baro Elaca’ in Bengali.
Black cardamom is also know as the ‘queen of spices’. Chewing of this spice is known to help cure oral health issues. Also, because Black cardamom has some airway dilation properties it helps alleviate some breathing issues for asthmatics. Though not a cure, it helps in temporary relief.
It is commonly called as Kalee Ilaayachee in India.