Economic Analysis of Indian Cardamom and its’ Export Trends

  • M Anbuselvi Assistant Professor, Economics, CPA College, Bodinayakanur and Part-Time Ph.D. Scholar in Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Prince Dhanaraj Assoicate Professor & Head of Department, CPA College, Bodinayakannur, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Cardamom, Mid – Eastern countries, aromatic herb, plantations, Queen of Spices, international market, flavoring


Cardamom also popularly known as “Ilachi” is native to South India and Guatemala. Cardamom is known as the Queen of Spices which was two hundred years ago grown wild in South Western India. It was the British who entrenched the cardamom plantations in India. Cardamom belongs to the ginger family with large leaf and more of an aromatic herb with a pungent smell. The seed pods of the plant which as three chambers forms the main part of cardamom for which it is harvested. In India Kerala is the biggest producer of cardamom and supplies both for the local and the International market. The cardamom seed is the most common seasoning agent which is used in the cooking of India and Mid – Eastern countries. Cardamom favored tea is very famous across the Country.

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Anbuselvi, M., & Prince Dhanaraj, P. (2018). Economic Analysis of Indian Cardamom and its’ Export Trends. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 6(2), 158-166. Retrieved from