Elettaria cardamomum (L.) Maton

Family : Zingiberaceae

Local name : Elachi (As.)

Herb with thick, fleshy branched rhizome; stem erect; leaves very large, narrow with one strong median nerve; flowers white or pale green in long bunches; fruits ovoid, 3-celled, pale-green to yellow; seeds triangular, brownish-black.

Distribution : Rare, occasionally cultivated.

Uses :  Fruits used in tremulousness.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam