It is widely used in South-India especially in rasam, kara kuzhambu, vegetable preparations, etc. It is an important spice used in many curries or gravies in south-India. It has a mild aroma that instigates the appetite. People say it has a refreshing, lemony, or lime-like flavour. It is an antioxidant-rich spice with many health benefits. It may help lower your blood sugar, fight infections, and promote heart, brain, skin, and digestive health.