: 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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Today, the largest commercial producer of black cardamom is Nepal. It has the synonym of Amomum aromaticum. Its smoky flavor and aroma subulatym from traditional methods of drying over open flames.

In China, the pods are used for jin-jin braised meat dishes, particularly in the cuisine of the central-western province of Sichuan.

They can survive in slightly warmer temperatures, but they do not tolerate cooler environments. 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. This site works better with JavaScript enabled!

Transplant seedlings when they reach about 5cm 2in in height to containers and continue to transplant to successively larger containers as necessary. In Western medicine it is merely a flavourant or other additive to medicines, typically those for indigestion and flatulence. In traditional Chinese medicineblack cardamom is used for stomach disorders and malaria. The seeds are removed from the pods after the pods have dried. Black cardamom is often erroneously [2] described as an inferior substitute for green cardamom by those unfamiliar with the spice.


When planting a cardamom outdoors, it needs a location that is constantly shaded. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Its seed pods have a strong, camphor -like flavor, with a smoky character derived from the method of drying.

Amomum subulatum also known as Nepal cardamom and Amomum tsao-ko. The soil should be mildly to strongly acidic.

Cardamom is the world’s amoumm expensive spice, outstripped in price per weight only by saffron and vanilla. Sow indoors at any time. Sensory quality Black cardamom has a fresh and aromatic aroma. 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. During this period keep in dark cold storage chamber.

They need to be kept moist, but not soggy until germination.

Cardamon, Amomum subulatum

There, the ground seeds are an optional ingredient to the five spice powder see star anise. By virtue of the traditional drying procedure over open flames, the spice also amonum a strong smoky flavour. It is the world’s third-most expensive spice, outstripped in price per weight only by saffron and vanilla. In dried condition, they are widely known as Black cardamom or Nepal cardamom sbulatum are very popular in Indian cuisine.


In Egypt and other Arabic cultures they are ground and used to flavour coffees and teas. So, the next time you wonder why something is so expensive you can ask yourself, where does this come from …. The pods of A. You have no items subulathm your shopping basket. Retrieved 11 December A decoction of seeds is used as a gargle in affections of teeth and gums.

Spice Pages: Black Cardamom (Amomum subulatum)

JavaScript seems to be subulagum in your browser. The botanical species name subulatum derives from Latin subula awlreferring probably to the awl-shaped and pointed leaves.

The brown colour of the pericarp is attributed to 0. Cardamon, Amomum subulatum Cardamom.

Ethnopharmacological Skbulatum for Therapy of Jaundice: Initial germination lasts for about 80 days under these conditions. The cardamom plants must be three years old before they begin producing their signature seed pods.