Oil Summary: Cardamom Essential oil is an antispasmodic tonic and uplifting oil. It is commonly used in aromatherapy as a tonic for stomach, heartburn, digestive and dyspepia related remedies. Cardamom is helpful for muscle cramps, sinus headache and physical exhaustion. It contains cineole, which helps break up chest congestion while boosting the immune system. It is best used in baths, massage oils, lotions and in a diffuser. For the body, its stimulating nature warms sore muscles and supports circulation. For the mind, it improves mental clarity and uplifts ones spirit. Besides its healing properties, the herb was and is still used as a spice, especially in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. It is also used in perfumery and incense due to its spicy, fruity, woody, and warm scent. It blends well with other spice, citrus, and wood oils. You can try Orange, Eucalyptus, Rose, and Patchouli. Cardamom essential oil is an antispasmodic. This means it offers relief from muscular and respiratory spasms that are associated with problems like whooping cough, asthma, muscle pulls, and cramps. Cardamom is a perennial herb that grows in South India and Sri Lanka. It also goes by the name Elettaria cardamomum and belongs to the same family as ginger. It can grow up to four meters high and has oval-shaped fruits that are pale green to yellow. This essential oil is also a natural diuretic. It stimulates urination, which helps the body get rid of toxic substances. This keeps the kidneys and liver healthy.
Botanical Name: Elletaria Cardamomum
Plant Origin: Guatemala
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Seed
Odor and Color: Clear, Spicy, woody, rich, and sweet.
Main Constituents: 1,8-Cineole and a-Terpinyl Acetate
Blends well with: Spice oils, citrus oils, and wood oils
Contraindication: Cardamon Oil may cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. They caution against using Cardamon Oil on or near the face of infants and children.