Mainly India and China.
Fragrant smell, fruity and spicy, strong but slightly lemony taste.
Helps control vomiting, stimulates gastric secretions and saliva, carminative, stimulates digestion, strengthens the digestive system as well as the immune system, stimulates circulation, expectorant, diaphoretic, anti-bacterial.
Its flavor is spicy, creamy and light. Reduces Vata and Kapha, and slightly increases Pitta.
In Europe it is mainly used dried in desserts or marinades. In Asia, is used fresh for meats, vegetables, and fish.