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Amomum krervanh  Pierre ex Gagnep.


Botanical Name


Amomum krervanh Pierre ex Gagnep.

English Name


Round Siam cardamom, Comphor seed



Amomum kravanh Pierre ex Gagnep.





General Info


A large herb up to 300 cm tall, with superficial rhizome. Leaves are lanceolate, up to 60 cm x 12 cm. Inflorescence cylindrical to conical, up to 11 cm long, bracts about 4 cm long, bracteoles tubular at the base. Flowers with corolla tube about as long as calyx, labellum elliptical, rounded at apex, white with a yellow patch in the centre and yellow at margins, anther with a 3-lobed appendage. Fruit is about 1.5 cm in diameter, slightly ribbed.

Herb Effects

Febrifuge and antiemetic (fruits)


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Medicinal Use

Used to treat indigestion, liver and uterus diseases, rheumatism, vomiting, abdominal distention and poor appetite, diarrhoea and asthenic after dysentery and also as an antitoxic of alcohol (fruits).



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