Botanical Name: Amomum subulatum
Common Name: Alachi, Elaa
English Name: Greater Cardamom
Parts Used: seeds
Habit and Habitat: E Himalaya (Nepal, Sikkim)
Description: Herb. Leaves Large,green, glabrous. Flowers in spike, corolla lip yellowish white. Seeds 3 mm in diameter, nearly round and dark grey.
Medicinal Properties: Seeds are stomachic, useful in neuralgia. Seed oil aromatic, stimulant, stomachic, appetizer and applied to eyelids to ally inflamation. Other uses are exactly the same as that of Ammomum aromaticum.
Uses: Used as spices in Food.
Resource: “A compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal” by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi (October’ 2006)