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: Nepal Cardamom
Amomum aromaticum is a herbaceous plant growing from a rhizomatous rootstock; it produces a cluster of leafy stems usually up to 100cm tall, though sometimes reaching 200cm or more[
The seed is sometimes gathered from the wild for medicinal purposes and as a food flavouring. The plant is occasionally cultivated as a food crop[
E. Asia - tropical eastern Himalayas of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Wet places in forest highlands[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
The seed is used as a spice[
]. Used for flavouring cakes[
The seeds are antibacterial and stomachic[
]. They are used to alleviate dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, vomiting, diarrhoea and coughs[
The seeds are used to make a gargle or mouth wash to treat toothache, gingivitis and parodontosis[
The seed contains cineol[
The fruit, collected in winter, is sun-dried or heat-dried. The pcricarp is removed before use[
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