: 20 BLACK CARDAMON Plant Seeds (AMOMUM subulatum) Grow Indoors or Outdoors!: Garden & Outdoor. Common Name: Greater Cardamom. Amomum subulatum. Drawing of the flowering plant. Photograph by: Roxburgh, W., Plants of the coast of Coromandel, vol. Larger or Greater Cardamom, Nepal Cardamom. Latin Name: Amomum subulatum Zingiberaceae. Sanskrit/Indian name: Aindri, Sthula ela, Brihatupakunchika.

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In order to grow a cardamom in cooler locales, it should be planted in a usbulatum that is kept indoors. It is the world’s third-most expensive spice, outstripped in price per weight only by saffron and vanilla. Black cardamom is often erroneously [2] described as an inferior substitute for green cardamom by those unfamiliar with the spice. Herbs and spices portal.

Black cardamom

Initial germination lasts for about 80 days under these conditions. So, the next time you wonder why something is so expensive you can ask yourself, zmomum does this come from ….

The botanical species name subulatum derives from Latin subula awlreferring probably to the awl-shaped and pointed leaves. Chinese herbology Herbal tea Marination Spice rub. This site works better with JavaScript enabled!


During this period keep in dark cold storage chamber. The soil needs to be watered often and should never be allowed to become dry. The rhizomes are planted among the trees sending up six to eight foot leafy shoots which give the plant a bushy appearance. An ideal location for a cardamom plant is in a bathroom, where it will benefit from the warmth and high humidity.

Retrieved from ” https: It provides tonic properties to the heart, liver and spleen. Subulayum of this genus are remarkable for their pungency and aromatic properties.

In Western medicine it is merely a flavourant or other additive to medicines, typically those for indigestion and flatulence. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When mature the plants send up flower spikes that produce the cardamom capsules. Amomum Spices Plants used in traditional Chinese medicine Indian spices.

Cardamon, Amomum subulatum Cardamom. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. The pods of A. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Foliage growth can be encouraged by fertilising the plant with a high-nitrogen, low-potassium fertiliser. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.


A decoction of seeds is used as a gargle in affections of teeth and gums.

Always store it in an airtight container. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The largest producer of the black cardamom is Nepalfollowed by India and Bhutan. The container should be placed in an area that receives filtered or indirect sunlight as cardamom plants will not thrive in direct sun.

The Arabs attributed aphrodisiac qualities to it it features regularly amomym the Arabian Nightsand the ancient Indians regarded it as a cure for obesity.

Cardamon, Amomum subulatum Seeds

Amomum seed should be sown in pots or trays and placed in a dark position. This behaviour is shared by other unground spices, like cinnamoncloves and green cardamomall of which are popular in Northern India and mostly used unground see also onion.

It has the synonym of Amomum aromaticum.