: 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 the East, the plant is used medicinally, for digestive ailments. In the US and Great Britain the seeds are employed as an ingredient of curry powder and used as a flavourant in liqueurs, while in Russia, Sweden, Norway and parts of Germany they are largely used for flavouring cakes. Maomum Australian Bangladeshi Indian Pakistani.

The phytohormones which inhibit germination will then break down. The soil should be thoroughly moistened after planting.

Black cardamom

A decoction of seeds is used as a gargle in affections of teeth and gums. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The rhizomes are planted among the trees sending up six to eight foot leafy shoots which give the plant a bushy appearance.

So, the next time you wonder why something is so expensive sibulatum can ask yourself, where does this come from …. 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. Indoor plants should be fertilised less often than outdoor plants.

It often grows on the steep cliffs and mountain hillsides throughout the jungle and is harvested by hand. The cardamom plants must be three years old before they begin producing their signature seed pods. Biological activity is found to be stomachic, astringent, antibilious, and antiemetic. At least two distinct species of black cardamom occur: Black cardamom can be used in rather liberal amounts, up to a few capsules per person.


The container should be placed in an area that receives filtered or indirect sunlight as cardamom plants will not thrive in direct sun. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The soil should be mildly to strongly acidic.

The seeds are contained in the pods in three double rows with about six seeds in each row. You have no items in your shopping basket. Plants of this genus are remarkable for their pungency and aromatic properties. This member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae produces an underground rhizome that gives rise to clusters of evergreen, leafy shoots to about cm 36in tall.

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Hindi-language text Articles with unsourced statements from December All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from November The brown colour of the pericarp is attributed to 0. The species name subulatum is based on the Latin subula meaning ‘awl-shaped’ or ‘tapering to a point’, in reference to the shape of the leaves.

While a single cardamom plant won’t ever yield enough pods for a bountiful crop of the spice, the plant has an economic lifespan of 10 to 15 years, it makes an interesting conversation piece and a satisfying challenge for the adventurous gardener. Amomum is a genus of plant in the family Zingiberaceae. Seedlings should be planted in the soil at the same depth they were previously grown. See also negro pepper for another example of a smoked spice.


Amomum subulatum – Useful Tropical Plants

Keep cardamom seed in its seedpods as husked seed and ground seed loses its flavour quickly. Amomum subulatum is also a great ornamental, the plants are suitable to be grown outdoors in all mild and warm temperate climates that do not experience excessive freezes.

This site works better with JavaScript enabled! An ideal location for a cardamom plant is in a amomun, where it will benefit from the warmth and high humidity. Sow indoors at any time.

Black cardamom – Wikipedia

In order to grow a cardamom in cooler locales, it should be planted in a container that is kept indoors. Unlike green cardamom, this spice is rarely used in sweet dishes. Black cardamom was historically used in Chinese cooking, at least back to the Yuan. The leaves, sometimes used for wrapping foods, can be harvested at any time.

The genus name Amomum derives from the Greek momum meaning ‘unblemished’ literally or figuratively or ‘faultless’. For other uses, see Cardamom disambiguation.

Sensory quality Black cardamom has a fresh and aromatic aroma. In Egypt and other Arabic cultures they are ground and used to flavour coffees and teas. Amomum subulatum also known as Nepal cardamom and Amomum tsao-ko.