: 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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Selected Links Indian Spices: Initial germination lasts for about 80 days under these conditions.

Spice Pages: Black Cardamom (Amomum subulatum)

This site works better with JavaScript enabled! In its native areas it grows amonum be a large plant with thick stocks and huge leaves. In China, the pods are used for jin-jin braised meat dishes, particularly in the cuisine of the central-western province of Sichuan.

Cardamom is the world’s third-most expensive spice, aomum in price per weight only by saffron and vanilla. Foliage growth can be encouraged by fertilising the plant with a high-nitrogen, low-potassium fertiliser. Today, the largest commercial producer of black cardamom is Nepal. The pods are used as a spicein a similar manner to the green Indian cardamom pods, but subulatu a different flavor. Typical components of xiang liao are cassiaSichuan pepperblack cardamom, star anise and lesser galangale ; less commonly, Sichuan cooks employ greater galangaleclovesnutmeg and licorice.

In traditional Chinese medicineblack cardamom is used for stomach disorders and malaria. The phytohormones which inhibit germination will then break down.

Indoor plants should be fertilised less often than outdoor plants. Subulatun France and America the oil is also used in perfumery. Chinese herbology Herbal tea Marination Spice rub. The brown colour of the pericarp is attributed to 0.


It has the synonym of Amomum aromaticum. Amomum costatum [ citation needed ] Benth. By virtue of the traditional drying procedure over open flames, the spice also acquires a strong smoky flavour. They will not survive in cool environments, but they are easily adapted to growing in containers placed in warm locations. Amomum subulatum is also amomu great ornamental, the plants are suitable to be grown outdoors in all mild and warm temperate climates that do not experience excessive freezes.

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Herbs and spices portal. The botanical species name subulatum derives from Latin subula awlreferring probably to the awl-shaped and pointed leaves.

Black cardamomalso known as hill cardamom subylatum, [1] Bengal cardamom[1] greater cardamom[1] Indian cardamom[1] Nepal cardamom[1] winged cardamom[1] or brown cardamomcomes from either of two species in the family Zingiberaceae.

Black cardamom is used for hearty meat stews and similar dishes.

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Etymology For the botanical genus name Amomum and for cardamomsee cardamom. Then temperature and lighting must be increased gradually. Its seed pods have a strong, camphor -like flavor, with a smoky character derived from the method of drying.

Description Details Amomum subulatum, the Cardamon or Cardamom plant is an interesting herbaceous perennial plant, native to damp, forested valleys from the eastern Himalayas subu,atum central Amomu.

In Western medicine it is merely a flavourant or other additive to medicines, typically those for indigestion and flatulence. So, the next time you wonder why something is so expensive you can ask yourself, where does this come from …. 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.


The genus name Amomum derives from the Greek momum meaning ‘unblemished’ literally or figuratively or ‘faultless’. In hot areas of the world the plants need shade and moisture.

Amomum subulatum – Black Cardamom – Seeds

Seedlings should be planted in the soil at the same depth they were previously grown. Cardamom is a plant in the ginger family native to tropical regions. Transplant seedlings when they reach about 5cm 2in in height to containers and continue to transplant to successively larger containers as necessary. 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.

It includes several species of cardamom, especially black cardamom Amomum subulatum but also the green cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum. Pretty, ivory flowers appear in compact inflorescences at ground level and are followed by seed pods.

In order to grow a cardamom in cooler locales, it should be planted in a container that is kept indoors. The rhizomes are planted among the trees sending up six to eight foot leafy shoots which give the plant a bushy appearance. Amomum seed should be sown in pots or trays and placed in a dark position. Plants of this genus are remarkable for their pungency and aromatic properties.

A cardamom plantation is begun be clearing a site leaving a few trees for shade. The pods of A.

Sensory quality Black cardamom has a fresh and aromatic aroma.