: 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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Amomum subulatum, the Cardamon or Cardamom plant is an interesting herbaceous perennial plant, native to damp, forested valleys from the eastern Himalayas to central China.
This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat subulwtum Its seed pods have a strong, camphor -like amomym, with a smoky character derived from the method of drying. Black cardamom is often erroneously  described as an inferior substitute for green cardamom by those unfamiliar with the spice.
The plant needs moist soil anomum a warm environment with filtered sunlight. Amomum seed should be sown in pots or trays and placed in a dark position.
The cardamom plants must be three years old before they begin producing their signature seed pods. Amomum subulatum also known as Nepal cardamom and Amomum tsao-ko. During this period keep in dark cold storage chamber. Black cardamom, as other spices used in Northern India, needs some time to develop its aroma best.
In areas prone to frosts they are cultivated as a container plant, grown indoors or kept in frost free greenhouse through the winter. A cardamom plantation is begun subulatun clearing a site leaving a subulathm trees for shade.
Amomum subulatum – Useful Tropical Plants
Lists and related topics Lists of herbs and spices. When planting a subulatjm outdoors, it needs a location that is constantly shaded. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Always store it in an airtight container.
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 suhulatum and a satisfying challenge for the adventurous gardener.
Then temperature and lighting must be increased gradually. In traditional Chinese medicineblack cardamom is used for stomach disorders and malaria. Amomum Spices Plants used in traditional Chinese medicine Indian spices. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It provides tonic properties to the heart, liver and spleen. The Arabs attributed aphrodisiac qualities to it it features regularly in the Arabian Nightsand the ancient Indians regarded it as a cure for obesity.
It includes several species of cardamom, especially black cardamom Amomum subulatum but also the green cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum. suubulatum
Although the flavor differs from the smaller green cardamom, black cardamom is sometimes used by large-scale commercial bakers because of its low cost. The rhizomes are planted among the trees sending up six to eight foot leafy shoots which give the plant a bushy appearance. In order to grow cardamom, its native tropical environment should be duplicated as closely as possible.
So, the next time you wonder why something is so expensive you can ask yourself, where does this come from …. Typical components of xiang liao are cassiaSichuan pepperblack cardamom, star anise and lesser galangale ; less commonly, Sichuan cooks employ greater galangaleclovesnutmeg and licorice.
Amomum is a genus of plant in the family Zingiberaceae. Chinese herbology Herbal tea Marination Spice rub. In Egypt and other Arabic cultures they are ground and used to flavour coffees and teas. At least two distinct species of black cardamom occur: The container should be placed in an area that receives filtered or indirect sunlight as cardamom plants will not thrive in direct sun.
In France and America the oil is also used in perfumery. Black cardamomalso known as hill cardamom Bengal cardamom greater cardamom Indian cardamom Nepal cardamom winged cardamom or brown cardamomcomes from either of two species in the family Zingiberaceae.
In traditional Chinese medicine, black cardamom is used for stomach disorders and malaria.