Chinese Amomum is a plant in the ginger family that is grown throughout Southeast Asia and in South China. Similar to cardamom, the plant is cultivated for their fruits, which dry into pods when mature and contain strongly aromatic seeds.
- Used in Chinese medicine and cuisine.
- The pods are used in Chinese cuisines to flavour soups and in Chinese herbology to treat stomach ache and dysentery
Source: Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amomum_villosum