The medicinal use of Aframomum melegueta (Alligator Pepper, Grains Of Paradise) locally known as Ata-Ire, Atare, Itaye, Ose Oji, Citta, Gyandamaryaji.


Aframomum melegueta is a medicinal plant belonging to Zingiberaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Ata-Ire, Atare, Itaye, Ose Oji, Citta, Gyandamaryaji among other names. it is also commonly referred as Alligator Pepper, Grains Of Paradise.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the leaves, seeds

The plant is used for the treatment of stimulant, smallpox, chicken pox, stimulant, anthelmintics, wounds, coughs, anaemia, rheumatism, measles, malaria, toothache
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

March 6, 2014 |

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