Illaichi achouba

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm(Monocotyledon)
Family : Zingiberaceae
Genus : Amomum
Species : subulatum Roxb.
Common Name
English Name : Large cardamon
Hindi Name : Bara illaichi
Manipuri Name : Illaichi achouba
Other Details
Habit : Rhizomatus tall herb
Parts Use : Seed
Preparation : Seeds crushed for decoction. Seeds ground into powder. Tender shoot is edible.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Seeds contain the glycosides, petunidin, 3,5 – diglucoside, cardamonin, leucocyanidin, subulin and luecocyanidin.
Ailment Treated : Seed powder is used in high blood pressure. Seed oil is applied to inflamed eyelids. Decoction of seed is used as gargle in affection of teeth and gums.
Source : Cultivated in higher altitude.

Illaichi achouba
Illaichi achouba