Turmeric is the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished rhizomes of Curcuma longa. Turmeric is used to flavour and to colour foodstuffs. It is a principal ingredient in curry powder. It is used in the preparation of medicinal oils, ointments and poultice. It is stomachic, carminative, tonic, blood purifier and an antiseptic.
Cardamom of commerce is the dried ripe fruit (capsules of cardamom plant) often referred as the “Queen of Spices” because of its very pleasant aroma and taste. Cardamom is widely used as a flavouring material due to it's distinct taste. In Scandinavian countries it is used in baked goods and confectionaries.