Aframomum melegueta

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Aframomum melegueta

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Amomum granum-paradisi Linn. GRAINS OF PARADISE. African tropics. The seeds are made use of illegally in England to give a fictitious strength to spirits and beer, but they are not particularly injurious. [1] The seeds resemble and equal camphor in warmth and pungency. [2]

  1. Masters, M. T. Treas. Bot. 1:52. 1870.
  2. Pickering, C. Chron. Hist. Pls. 842. 1879. (A. grandiflorum)

Amomum melegueta Rose. MELEGUETA PEPPER. African tropics. The seeds are exported from Guiana where the plant, supposed to have been brought from Africa, is cultivated by the negroes. The hot and peppery seeds form a valued spice in many parts of India and Africa.

Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919.