Aframomum Melegueta Extract

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Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. This spice, commonly known as ossame, grains of paradise, Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, or Guinea pepper, is obtained from the ground seeds; it imparts a pungent, peppery flavour with hints of citrus.
Although it is native to West Africa, it is also an important cash crop in the Basketo district (Basketo special woreda) of southern Ethiopia. The Pepper Coast (or Grain Coast) is a historical coastal region named after this commodity.


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    Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. This spice, commonly known as ossame, grains of paradise, Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, or Guinea pepper, is obtained from the ground seeds; it imparts a pungent, peppery flavour with hints of citrus.
    Although it is native to West Africa, it is also an important cash crop in the Basketo district (Basketo special woreda) of southern Ethiopia. The Pepper Coast (or Grain Coast) is a historical coastal region named after this commodity. 

     

    Product Name:Aframomum Melegueta Extract

    Synonyms: Grains of Paradise, melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea pepper, Guinea grain

    CAS No:27113-22-0

    Plant Part Used:Seed

    Ingredient: 6-Paradol

    Assay: 6-Paradol  13%~16% by HPLC

    Colour:Dark brown to Brown fine powder with characteristic odor and taste

    GMO Status:GMO Free

    Packing: in 25kgs fiber drums

    Storage:Keep container unopened in cool, dry place,Keep away from strong light

    Shelf Life:24 months from date of production

     

    Aframomum Melegueta extract , according to wikipedia, is a herbaceous perennial plant native to swampy habitats along the West African coast. Its trumpet-shaped, purple flowers develop into 5 to 7 cm long pods containing numerous small, reddish-brown seeds. Popularly referred to as grains of paradise, melegueta pepper, and alligator pepper, aframomum melegueta is among the species that belong in the ginger family Zingiberaceae. It is natively found in many of South Africa’s west coast, most abundantly in the countries of Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, and Nigeria. 

    Grains of Paradise have been traded since the 9th century, and were very popular in Europe. They come from West Africa and were taken across the Sahara Desert by intrepid spice traders. They were used as a pepper substitute as they were cheaper than peppercorns, although now they are a rare commodity in Europe, and more expensive than pepper. There are actually two plants which produce these seeds or grains,Aframomum melegueta and Aframomum granum paradisi. They are also known as Guinea grains and Alligator pepper. The seeds are red-brown and have irregular shapes.

    For centuries, aframomum melegueta has been used in South Africa to treat a variety of physical ailments that include stomach aches, snake bites, diarrhea, cough, colitis, bronchitis, syphilis, colds and rheumatism – hence it’s given the name grains of paradise. Additionally, it has also been reported to have significant amounts of gingerol and other related compounds that make it an efficient medication against many cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.

     

    However, aframomum melegueta is not used as spice merely, it is more popularly used for the purpose of Aphrodisiac, Testosterone Booster, weight loss,etc. USPlabs are deemed to the first one to use it in their test powder, with other ingredients such as Trimethylglycine, L-Carnitine Tartrate, Garcinia Mangostana (Standardized For Gamma-Mangostin) (Fruit Peel) Extract, D-Aspartic Acid, Agmatine Sulfate, Mucuna Pruriens (Seed) Extract,etc.

    Aframomum melegueta tends to contain 6-Gingero, 6-Shogaol, 6-Paradol, 6-Gingeredione, {2-(5-butylfuran-2-yl)ethyl}-2-methoxyphenol,etc While 6-Paradol is said to be the active ingredient among these composition of aframomum melegueta extract. Recently, further studies on aframomum melegueta have reported its 6 paradol chemical constituent to be biologically significant beyond its medicinal value. For one, it has been found to foster weight loss by promoting faster body metabolism. In a related clinical trial, researchers of the Japanese Society of Nutrition have found that aframomum melegueta has the ability to lower body fat percentage, and decreased waist-hip ratio without any harmful side effects. At the moment, a number of in depth clinical studies and various researches are being carried to fully explore the full potential aframomum melegueta, however as early as now researchers hold it to possibly bring about a gospel for those who have been looking for newer dietary aids that should effectively cut weight.Chemical constituents of Aframomum Melegueta extract

    Benefits of taking Aframomum Melegueta extract supplement:

    Aframomum melegueta (Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise) is a herb where the seeds have traditional usage mostly as a pungent spice to season foods with.Some key benefits of aframomum melegueta extract are summarized as below:

    1.Weight loss

    In a related clinical trial, researchers of the Japanese Society of Nutrition have found that aframomum melegueta has the ability to lower body fat percentage, and decreased waist-hip ratio without any harmful side effects. Recently, further studies on aframomum melegueta have reported its 6 paradol chemical constituent to be biologically significant beyond its medicinal value. For one, it has been found to foster weight loss by promoting faster body metabolism. In a related clinical trial, researchers of the Japanese Society of Nutrition have found that aframomum melegueta has the ability to lower body fat percentage, and decreased waist-hip ratio without any harmful side effects.

    2. Bodybuilding benefits

    Aframomum melegueta extract has been established to be beneficial in bodybuilding purposes as it obtains intense anti-estrogenic properties and promotes an increase in body weight and testosterone levels in serum by more than 300%.

    3. Increase testosterone level as a Aphrodisiac

    This benefit of aframomum melegueta is not proofed by the scitific evidences. But many guys believe it works when take a few weeks.

    Side Effects of Aframomum Melegueta extract:

    Up to this date, aframomum melegueta has been found to be with no or very minimal side effects.According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Aframomum melegueta is included in their list of botanicals that are generally accepted as safe. However, it is important to remember that it belongs to the Zingiberaceae ginger family. People with known hypersensitivity to ginger or cardamom should take or use it with caution. Also, cases of drug-herb interactions have not been reported yet up to this date. In a clinical study published in Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences last 2009, researchers have reported that large doses of afromomum melegueta may pose a potential health risk on pregnant women who are in their first trimester of pregnancy. On the other hand, there was no report of any adverse side effect for men – the typical user – plus, the doses were far higher than what you’ll get here!

    Dosage of Aframomum Melegueta extract

    The appropriate dose of Aframomum Melegueta extract depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for aframomum melegueta. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important.

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