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Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract

Our database includes 28 products that contain Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract.


Aframomum Melegueta is a species of ginger from west Africa. It is closely related to cardamom.

Aframomum Melegueta Seeds are used in both traditional folk medicine and as a spice. The taste can be described as similar to strong black pepper with a bit of citrus.

According to a company that has derived a cosmetic active from this seed, this ingredient is inspired by lowland gorillas. Observations show this seed protects the gorillas from inflammatory disorders.

Also known as: Grains Of Paradise

Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.1% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Skin Conditioning

Where it's used

Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract is most often found as ingredient number 22 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 54429
  • EC #:  291-045-7
  • All Functions: Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.