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Useful Tropical Plants

Amomum aromaticum

Roxb.

Zingiberaceae

+ Synonyms

Alpinia fasciculata (Roscoe) Steud.

Amomum fasciculatum (Roscoe) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks.

Cardamomum aromaticum (Roxb.) Kuntze

Geocallis fasciculata (Roscoe) Horan.

Renealmia fasciculata Roscoe

Common Name:

Amomum aromaticum
Drawing of the roots, leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Roscoe, W., Monandrian plants of the order Scitamineae, (1854) [W. Sharp]
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General Information

Amomum aromaticum is a herbaceous plant that can grow up to 1 metre tall from a rhizomatous rootstock[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
,
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].
The seed is sometimes gathered from the wild for medicinal purposes and as a food flavouring. The plant is occasionally cultivated[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - tropical eastern Himalayas of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Habitat

Wet places in forest highlands[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

The seed is used as a spice[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Used for flavouring cakes[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].

Medicinal

The seeds are antibacterial and stomachic[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
]. They are used to alleviate dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and coughs[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
]
The seeds are used to make a gargle or mouth wash to treat toothache, gingivitis and parodontosis[
283
Title
Medicinal Plants in Vietnam
Publication
 
Author
Nguyen Van Dan & Doan Thi Nhu
Publisher
World Health Organisation
Year
1989
ISBN
92 9061 101 4
Description
An excellent book, giving information on over 200 plants, their medicinal compounds and applications.
].
The seed contains cineol[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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