Description: 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 Part: Seed
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Odor and Appearance: Clear, Spicy, woody, rich, and sweet
Country of origin: Guatemala
Main Constituents: 1,8-Cineole and a-Terpinyl Acetate
Common Uses: Cardamom essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy for relaxation and stress relief, digestive support, and as a flavor enhancer in culinary applications. It may also be used for respiratory support and in skincare for potential skin benefits.
Note: Middle note.
Blends well with: Spice oils, citrus oils, and wood oils
Contraindications: Cardamom essential oil can be ingested but only in small amounts. Excessive use can cause loose bowels, irritation, and unrest due to the heating up of the body and digestive system. You should also avoid using it near infants and children under five years as it can cause breathing problems. Pregnant and lactating women are warned against using cardamom essential oil, unless under a doctor’s instructions. When applying the essential oil topically, it’s recommendable to carry out a skin patch test first. Apply two drops of the essential oil on the inside of your inside arm, wrap with a bandage, and wait for 24 to 48 hours to see if you will have any reaction to its components. Always look for pure essential oils of high quality to avoid negative reactions. Synthetic oils may be cheaper, but they contain harmful chemicals that can have side effects. Cardamom is considered safe and beneficial to pets, but it’s best to get a go-ahead from your vet.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*
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