• Latin name: Aframomum Melegueta
  • CAS No.: 90320-21-1
  • Active Ingredient:
  • Specifications:
  • Test Method: HPTLC
  • Plant of origin: Aframomum Melegueta
  • Part used: Seed
  • Appearance: Brown powder


It is a herbaceous and perennial tropical plant of the ginger family. It grows from a rhizome, with a reed-shaped stem, and reaches a height of 1-2 meters; the leaves are narrow similar to those of bamboo, 25 cm long and 2, 5 cm broad. The flowers are single, resembling pink lilies at the base of the plant which then give rise to ovoid, reddish brown capsules that contain many reddish seeds, amidst a gelatinous white pulp. The flower and the rhizome smell of ginger.


  • Stimulating and diuretic properties
  • Chewed they have a warming effect on the body
  • Numerous clinical studies are currently underway to evaluate any pharmacological properties as anti-inflammatory and metabolic activators.