Aframomum melegueta


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Related to Aframomum melegueta: Alligator pepper, Xylopia aethiopica
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Noun1.Aframomum melegueta - West African plant bearing pungent peppery seedsAframomum melegueta - West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Aframomum, genus Aframomum - an African genus of plants of the family Zingiberaceae
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In Ogun State, medicinal plants frequently used include Cola acumminata (obi abata), Garcinia kola (leaf of bitter kola tree), Vitallaria parodoxa (shea nut oil), Costus afer (ginger lily, or bush-cane stem), Pycnanthus angolensis (stem bark of African nutmeg) and Aframomum melegueta (Alligator pepper fruit).
Uchenna, "Antibacterial activity of water, ethanol and methanol extracts of Ocimum gratissimum, Vernonia amygdalina and Aframomum melegueta," Advances in Applied Science Research, vol.
Hattori, "Protective effect of Aframomum melegueta phenolics against CCl 4-induced rat hepatocytes damage; Role of apoptosis and pro-inflammatory cytokines inhibition," Scientific Reports, vol.
Information obtained through ethnobotanical interviews in local Ghanaian communities reveal that the stem bark, root, and leaves are boiled with water to treat malaria [5] and also rubbed on the body to treat chicken pox when it is ground with seeds of Xylopia aethiopica and Aframomum melegueta [3].