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~ALLIGATOR PEPPER~ (Aframomumu melegueta) Grains of paradise SPICE Live sm Plant

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~Alligator pepper~
Grains of paradise 
(Aframomumu melegueta) 
aka Guinea grains, Ossame, or fom wisa 
Zingiberaceae family

Aframomum melegueta is a Zingiberaceae family plant spice widely spread in Africa. 
It is an herbaceous perennial plant native to swampy habitats along the West African coast, commonly known as “grains of paradise,” “melegueta pepper,” “alligator pepper,” “guinea grains,” or “guinea pepper.” 
In African folk medicine, Aframomum species are used for alleviating stomach ache and diarrhea as well as hypertension, as an aphrodisiac, and against measles and leprosy (Kokwaro, 1993).
Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and closely related to cardamom. Its seeds are used as a spice; it imparts a pungent, black-pepper-like flavor with hints of citrus. It is commonly known as grains of paradise, melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, ossame, or fom wisa. Wikipedia

Grains of Paradise is a spice native to West Africa with a similar makeup as ginger. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family of plants and goes by a variety of names including Melegueta pepper, alligator pepper, Guinea grains, fom wisa, and others. In Africa, it’s traditionally been used for digestive health, body recomposition, as an antioxidant, and even potentially for anti-diabetic purposes!

Grains of Paradise contain reddish-brown seeds that have a spicy, peppery taste. When eating it, one can definitely feel a ‘heating’ sensation – which often spells serious potential for those of us in the diet world.

Grains of Paradise is a spice routinely used in many styles of cooking to deliver a bit of “pop” to a dish. So why are we seeing it in fat burning supplements lately? Put simply: because it works – and there’s now legitimate weight loss studies performed on actual humans to verify those claims.

Also known as Aframomum Melegueta, Grains of Paradise has also been used in traditional medicines for a variety of reasons, which is what helped make its way into modern dietary supplements – especially those suited towards weight loss.

We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery confirmation.

     All live plants if shipped bare-root are wrapped in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant's healthy transit to you. 

All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.

All plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.

After Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at Honolulu International airport.

USDA Certification charge is included in Shipping and Handling @ $5 fee per item/species.

There is a packing and custom boxing fee.

Last and usually least is USPS postage (shipping)


We can ship certified live plants to the US only. Only Domestic Shipping and Handling includes USDA Certification.

We ship Seeds Internationally.

All International shipments are at Buyer's Risk. Please spend no more more than you can lose!

Proper Permits and Documents are the BUYER's responsibility. Please request any documents prior to shipping.

For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs, additional shipping and handling costs may apply.

The additional charge for any Phytosanitary Certificate is not included in this offer.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS is available only under these conditions!

All international orders are shipped at the BUYER's RISK  (shipped with or without documents) and no refunds or replacements are offered for Dead On Arrival, loss, confiscation, Customs Seizure, unanticipated charges, etc.

We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you.  This can only be done at the Dept. of Agriculture.  If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity. Non-paying bidders may receive negative feedback and will be reported as an unpaid item to eBay.
After you purchase After you Receive your Items.
There is the risk when you grow plants that they may die. LIVE PLANTS are PERISHABLE, guaranteed not to live forever. DO NOT expect any live plant to be GUARANTEED to remain alive. Plants are NOT GUARANTEED TO SURVIVE after you begin Care! From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any claim.

If you are dissatisfied with the item for any reason, please contact me before leaving a negative or neutral comment.

I want you to be satisfied!

Mahalo iâ `oe no ke kipa `ana mai. E kipa mai hou!

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Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised. Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements, refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.

  Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.

Ma ha lo & A l o h a ! !
I do not accept returns

Destination: United States

CarrierMethodShipping CostPer additional Item
USPSPriority Mail Flat Rate Envelope®$25.96$15.96

Destination: Worldwide

CarrierMethodShipping CostPer additional Item
USPSFirst-Class Mail Intl®$25.96$19.96
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