Other species such as Hallea ledermannii, Aframomum cereum, Sterculia tragacantha, Bambusa vulgaris, and Cola gigantea were scarce and were recorded only in the lowest pressure stand.
The most marketed non-timber products were collected from species like Nauclea diderrichii, Aframomum cereum, Sterculia tragacantha, Syzygium owariense and Ficus trichopoda for which exclusive non-timber uses were attributed.
research led to a remarkable discovery: the performance of those men was the result of Aframomum, a rare spice that grows in Africa .
An open claim of the use of Aframomum for centuries by some groups in Africa should have been enough for the patent application to be denied Biotech, but here, the complicity of the Western based intellectual property regulatory mechanisms are made manifest.
Merr AA-11-07 Zingiberaceae Aframomum
alboviolaceum W Fruit K.
The names of cardamom in different countries of the world are: Aframomum
, Amomum, Amomum cardamomum, Amomum subulatum Roxb, amooman, bai dou kou, Bari Ilaichi, bastard cardamom, buah pelaga (Malay), cardamom oil, cardamome (French), cardamomo (Italian, Spanish), cardamon, cardamone (Italian), cardomomi fructus, chhoti elachi (Indian), elaichi (Pakistan and Indian), Elettaria cardamomum, Elettaria cardamomum Maton var.
Okigbo RN, Putheti RR, Achusi CT (2009a) Post-harvest deterioration of cassava and its control using extracts of Azadirachta indica and Aframomum
Not rated 110 Amaralia sherbourniae Not rated 111 Virectaria major Not rated 112 Morinda lucida Not rated 113 Fagara lemairei Not rated 114 Chytranthus cameus Not rated 115 Pancovia harmsiana Not rated 116 Chrysophyllum lacourtianum Not rated 117 Chrysophyllum perpulchrum Not rated 118 Chrysophyllum africanum Not rated 119 Chrysophyllum laurentii Not rated 120 Tridesmostemon claessensi Not rated 121 Sterculia tracantha Not rated 122 Desplatsia dewevrei Not rated 123 Celtis sp Not rated 124 Aframomum
sp Not rated 125 Microcos Not rated 126 Gabunia Not rated 127 Chomelia Not rated 128 Banksia Not rated 129 Landolphia jumellei Not rated 130 Tetrorchidium Not rated 131 Phrynium confertum Not rated 132 Mannyphytum africanum Not rated Table 1.
On the edge of this community are large grasses such as cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) and other assorted plants, including Aframomum
Aframomum has been used in many herbal medicinal formulas.
Essential oil constituents of Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) Schum seeds (alligator pepper) from Nigeria.
A variety of botanicals such as Tribulus terrestris, Aframomum
melegueta, Eurycoma longifolia, Cnidium monnieri, Ferula harmonis, Mucuna pruriens, Lepidium meyenii and yohimbine as an alkaloid obtained from the bark of Pausinystalia johimbe (Corynanthe yohimbe) (Tharakan and Manyam, 2005), as well as Passiflora incarnate (Dhawan et al.
Odukoya OA, Houghton PJ, Raman A (1999) Lipoxigenase inhibitors in the seeds of Aframomum