Phytothérapie

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 92–99 | Cite as

Les épices, plantes à flaveur et médicinales: exemples de quelques espèces aromatiques de Guadeloupe

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Résumé

Les épices sont de petits soleils qui titillent nos papilles et notre odorat mais pas seulement… ce sont aussi des éclats salvateurs par leurs propriétés thérapeutiques. Muscade, cannelle, vanille, curcuma, piment, gingembre, girofle… sont des épices qui ont conquis les palais du monde entier et qui font partie intégrante des médecines traditionnelles, mais ce sont loin d’être les seules. Partons en Guadeloupe, à la découverte de quatre autres espèces végétales aux nombreuses vertus thérapeutiques et tout aussi épicées, qui ont pour appellation locale: herbe à fer (Eryngium foetidum), bois d’Inde (Pimenta racemosa), poivre de Guinée (Aframomum exscapum) et kaloupilé (Murryana koenigii).

Mots clés

Eryngium foetidum Pimenta racemosa Aframomum exscapum Murryana koenigii Épice Flaveur Usage traditionnel Guadeloupe 

Therapeutic, flavouring and spicy plants use in Guadeloupe (FWI)

Abstract

Spices are small suns that throw bursts of flavour in our meals but not only… they have also therapeutic properties. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, curcuma, pepper, ginger, cloves… are spices that have conquered worldwide palates and are including in many traditional medicines, but they are not only; go to discover some plant species less known but equally spicy and therapeutic: Eryngium foetidum, Pimenta racemosa, Aframomum exscapum and Murryana koenigii.

Keywords

Eryngium foetidum Pimenta racemosa Aframomum exscapum Murryana koenigii Spice Flavour Traditional use Guadeloupe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Association pour les plantes médicinales et aromatiques de Guadeloupe (Aplamedarom)MompierreMorne-à-l’Eau, Guadeloupe

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