Aframomum melegueta

Family Name: 
Zingiberaceae
Local Name: 
Fam wisa
Uses As Per Literature: 

The seeds can help to reduce or prevent vomiting and to bring relief from nausea. The seed is used to treat head colds, influenza, slight abdominal pains, constipation, menstrual pains and rheumatism. A decoction of the whole plant is used to treat menstrual pain.

Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

Used as a spice in stews, porridge and soups.

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods
Food Category: 
Spices and Condiments
How it is eaten: 
Cook
Part eaten: 
Fruit