Powdered Amomum Seed-Amomi Semen Pulveratum

Powdered Amomum Seed

Amomi Semen Pulveratum

Powdered Amomum Seed is the powder of Amomum Seed.


Powdered Amomum seed occurs as a grayish brown powder, and has a characteristic aroma and an acrid taste.
Under a microscope, Powdered Amomum Seed reveals fragments of wavy perisperm cells filled with starch grains and containing in each cell a calcium oxalate crystal; yellow and long epidermal cells of seed coat and fragments of thin-walled tissue perpendicular to them; fragments of groups of brown, thick-walled polygonal stone cells.

Total ash:

Not more than 9.0z.

Acid-insoluble ash:

Not more than 3.0z.

Essential oil content:

Perform the test with 30.0 g of Powdered Amomum Seed: the volume of essential oil is not less than 0.4 mL.

Containers and storage:

Containers.Tight containers.

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