Cardamom is part of the Zingiberaceae botanical family and consists of two types- Elletaria and Amomum cardamom. Elettaria pods are small and light green, while the Amomum pods are larger and dark brown. Scientific evidence shows that Cardamom contains components which protect and prevent blood clots from clumping in the blood stream. Furthermore, scientific analysis has found that cardamom is a wonderful dietary source of limonene, a chemical primarily found in the skin of citrus fruits. A Brazilian study performed revealed that consumption of limonene boosted antioxidant activity. Here are some health benefits of Cardamom: This exotic spice contains many plants derived chemical compounds that are known to have been.