Alpinia oxyphylla fruit
I am interested in learning of personal experiences with using this herb which is in the ginger family. I purchased a bag of dried fruit in a Chinese grocery store that was labelled as black cardamon. From Google I learned that this is not the cardamon that is used for spicing Swedish desserts. I tasted a tea I made from boiling one fruit and find it somewhat bitter and spicy. I read that the dried fruit of Alpinia oxyphylla can be used for treating urinary incontinence as well as other medical conditions.