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grains of paradise

(grānz)
pl.n.
The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta), used medicinally and for flavoring foods and beverages.
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grains of paradise

Chinese medicine
An aromatic perennial, the seeds of which are analgesic, carminative, and sedative for the foetus; it is used for gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea and vomiting), deep coughing and chest pain.
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a·mo·mum

(ă-mō'mŭm)
Amomum villosum, a plant rather similar to cardamom; used as a flavoring agent and in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is allegedly useful in gastrointestinal disorders.
Synonym(s): grains of paradise.
[G. amōmon]
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