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Grains of Paradise Whole - 100 g - Herbal Collection

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Grains of Paradise Whole - 100 g - Herbal Collection
Aframomum melegueta (exscapum)


    TRADITIONALLY USED FOR

    May Help with

     

    • Treats gastrointestinal problems. It has been found that regular use of the spice helps in easing stomach pains, ulcers, diarrhoea, and even help eliminate intestinal worms.
    • Treatment of wounds.
    • Antioxidant.
    • Antimicrobial properties.
    • Pain relief.
    • Helps lessen scars.
    • Aphrodisiac.

     

    INFORMATION

    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Poivre_de_Guinee

     

    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org

     

    Translation in English by Google Translate  (go to the page of the source linked | on Chrome cellphones go on the 3 dots on the top right and select translate in your preferred language | on laptop right click your mouse and select option translate when hoovering on the page

     

    plant name

     

    Guinea Pepper, Maniguette , Seed of Paradise

     

    International Latin denomination

     

    Aframomum melegueta Rosc. or Aframomum exscapum

     

    botanical family

     

    Zingiberaceae

     

    Description and habitat

     

    • Reed grass, native to West Africa, reaching 2 meters in height
    • Leaves lanceolate alternate, narrow
    • Flowering low to the ground, beautiful large waxy flowers
    • The fruit is a red, leathery, pear-shaped, ribbed berry, 8-10 cm long
    • Thick, pulpy, tangy pericarp, containing many reddish, pyramidal seeds, the size of a peppercorn , with a camphorous odor and an acrid, burning flavor

     

    History and tradition

     

     

    Parts used

     

     

    Dosage forms available

     

     

    Usual dosages

     

    Composition

     

    Main components of the plant

     

     

    Main components of buds or young shoots

     

    Main components of essential oil

     

     

    Properties

     

    Plant properties

     

    • Anti-oxidant, contains shogaols and paradol , among the most powerful anti-free radicals
    • Antiviral
    • Interesting potential in obesity [2]

     

    Bud properties

     

     

    Properties of essential oil

     

    • Antioxidant , contains shogaols and paradol anti-free radicals among the most powerful
    • Aphrodisiac, increases sexual activity in rats (increases the erectile index of males as well as the frequency of penetrations and ejaculations) [3]
    • Antiviral

     

    Directions

     

    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)

     

    • Labial and genital herpes
    • Arthritis and polyarthritis
    • Asthma
    • Cancer (?)

     

    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)

     

    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)

     

    • Labial and genital herpes
    • Arthritis and polyarthritis
    • Asthma
    • Cancer (?)
    • Obesity (?)

     

    Known or suspected mode of action

     

    • Eugenol is anticonvulsant , anti-infective, analgesic, anti-platelet aggregation

     

    Usual formulations

     

    Regulations

     

    Possible side effects and precautions for use

     

    Bibliographic references

     

    1. Aller↑ Koffi A. Muriel, ZF Tonzibo, Koua Oi Koua, G. Bedi, JC Chalchat. Essential Oil of Aframomum exscapum (Sims) Hepper from Côte d'Ivoire. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, Volume 14, Issue 3, 2011. DOI:10.1080/0972060X.2011.10643933
    2. Aller↑ Ekanem AP, Wang M, Simon JE, Moreno DA. Antiobesity properties of two African plants (Afromomum meleguetta and Spilanthes acmella) by pancreatic lipase inhibition. Phytother Res. 2007 Dec;21(12):1253-5. PMID: 17705140
    3. Aller↑ Kamtchouing P, Mbongue GY, Dimo ​​T, Watcho P, Jatsa HB, Sokeng SD. Effects of Aframomum melegueta and Piper guineense on sexual behavior of male rats. Behav Pharmacol. 2002 May;13(3):243-7. PMID 12122315
    • Franchomme Pierre, The science of aromatherapy vol. 1, no. 1 & 2

    CAUTION

    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.

     

    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.
     

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.

     

    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

     

    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.

     

    For More Information please check our General Safety Herbal products Page