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Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper, Guinea pepper, Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise

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Aframomum mildbraedii

Aframomum sp.

Aframomum, Melegueta pepper, Guinea pepper, Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadePink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The genus Aframomum is well known in African forests because the bright red, fleshy fruit of several species contain a sweet juicy pulp and is eaten widely by primates and other mammals.

Aframomum melegueta is a herbaceous perennial plant native to swampy habitats along the West African coast. Its trumpet-shaped, purple flowers develop into 5- to 7-cm long pods containing numerous small, reddish-brown seeds.

Seeds of this rare Ginger are similar in flavor to cardamom and used as a pungent spice. This Ginger has many bioactives, great for digestive and intestinal health. The plant has many other medicinal values: anti-diabetic and anti-obese mechanisms, aphrodisiac and testosterone boosting properties. Aframomum melegueta may be promising for a spice to add to a diet in hopes of body recomposition. Studies show this spice increases sexual behavior.



Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper, Guinea pepper, Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise

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Aframomum melegueta
Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper, Guinea pepper, Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise

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Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper, Guinea pepper, Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise

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Aframomum melegueta
Aframomum sp., Aframomum, Melegueta pepper, Guinea pepper, Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise

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Aframomum melegueta


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/aframomum_sp.htm

Aframomum melegueta - Grains of Paradise, African Cardamom

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