: 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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Cardamon, Amomum subulatum Cardamom. The soil needs to be watered often and should never be allowed to become dry. Plants of this genus are remarkable for their pungency and aromatic properties.

Black cardamom was historically used in Chinese cooking, at least back to the Yuan.

Cardamon, Amomum subulatum

In order to grow cardamom, its native tropical environment should be duplicated as closely as possible. The plant needs moist xmomum in a warm environment with filtered sunlight. The pods can be left on the plant to dry or removed and placed on paper towels to dry more quickly.

It takes up to four years to obtain a full cardamom crop from such a planting. Culinary Australian Bangladeshi Indian Pakistani.

Amomum subulatum – Herb Information

sibulatum You must have JavaScript enabled in subulaum browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Today, the largest commercial producer of black cardamom is Nepal. Pretty, ivory flowers appear in compact inflorescences at ground level and are followed by seed pods.


In dried condition, they are widely known as Black cardamom or Nepal cardamom and are very popular in Indian cuisine. Initial germination lasts for about 80 days under these conditions. Amomum is a genus of plant in the family Zingiberaceae.

See also cassia on another Chinese cooking technique that uses dried spices, namely master sauce. Thus, it is generally a good idea to prepare Northern Indian dishes of braising type kormas a few hours or even one day in advance. The seeds are removed from the pods after the pods have dried. So, the next time you wonder why something is so expensive you can ask yourself, where does this come from ….

Cardamom is the world’s third-most expensive spice, outstripped in price per weight only by saffron and vanilla. See also negro pepper for another example of a smoked spice.

Amomum subulatum – Black Cardamom – Seeds

The species name subulatum is based on the Latin subula meaning ‘awl-shaped’ or ‘tapering to a point’, in reference to the shape of the leaves. In combination with the seeds of melon, it is used as a diuretic for kidney stones. Selected Links Indian Spices: Amomum subulatum also known as Nepal cardamom and Amomum tsao-ko. The largest producer of the black cardamom is Nepalfollowed by India and Bhutan.


Cardamom is a plant in the ginger family native to tropical regions. A cardamom plantation is begun be clearing a site leaving a few trees for shade. A decoction of seeds is used as a gargle in affections of teeth and gums.

An ideal location for a cardamom plant is in a bathroom, where it will benefit from the warmth and high humidity. Lists and related topics Lists of herbs and spices.

For other uses, see Cardamom disambiguation. The container should be placed in an area that receives filtered or indirect sunlight as cardamom plants will subhlatum thrive in direct sun. Its common name is spelt in a number of ways, Cardamom, Cardamon or Cardemon and occasionally Cardamum.

The botanical species name subulatum derives from Latin subula awlreferring probably to the awl-shaped and pointed leaves.

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