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Aframomum melegueta

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Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
 Division: Magnoliophyta
  Class: Liliopsida
   Order: Zingiberales
      Family: Zingiberaceae
      Genus: Aframomum
        Species: A. melegueta

As a purgative, galactogogue (to increase production of breast milk), anthelmintic- and hemostatic agent (purifies the blood). It is also effective against schistosomiasis (bilharzia). Further is it used against intestinal infections, infestations and to calm indigestion and heartburn.