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Whole Mbongo and Fruit (Aframomum melegueta).

Aframomum melegueta (K. Schumann). Family: Zingiberaceae commonly called "Mbongo".This plant, native to Africa, with fragrant foliage, and its seeds flavored like pepper.Its leaves are long, green, persistent and very fragrant. The fruit of the maniguette is a brown shallot-shaped pod emerging from the base of the plant and containing numerous small brown seeds. In Cooking: the seeds of the maniguette are used ground like pepper but less spicy and with a different flavor

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Its leaves are long, green, persistent and very fragrant. The fruit of the maniguette is a brown shallot-shaped pod emerging from the base of the plant and containing numerous small brown seeds.

In Cooking: the seeds of the maniguette are used ground like pepper but less spicy and with a different flavor. Very popular in freshwater fish and game, it is credited with aphrodisiac properties.

The therapeutic virtues: The maniguette is rich in tannins, mineral salts, proteins and phenylethylalkycetones. In Africa, this plant is used to treat snakebites, intestinal worms, leprosy and measles. These seeds are used to treat painful periods or excessive lactation. Cooked in boiling water, the root helps treat infertility. In Western countries, the maniguette is used as a spice to replace pepper, as a stimulant and as an ingredient in the manufacture of spirits. The seeds have anti-inflammatory properties. They should be consumed in moderation, because they have a very diuretic effect. Maniguette essential oil: is obtained from the steam distillation of the leaves. It is relaxing and soothing. In the bath water, it diffuses a sweet and fruity scent and provides a feeling of well-being. In massage, it can be used pure or diluted with vegetable oils. It is used in synergy with the essential oil of saro or butterfly ginger. To promote sleep, it can be used as a diffusion or in a few drops directly on the pillow. Maniguette essential oil is also sought after in cosmetics to improve the appearance of the skin and in perfumery to create a rare and precious fragrance.

 

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