Cardamom Essential Oil – A Versatile Ancient Remedy
You may be familiar with cardamom as the popular spice found in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. In many cultures cardamom is known as “the queen of spices,” and for good reason. This aromatic spice doesn’t just add a complex flavor to dishes, it also boasts a range of health benefits.
Cardamom essential oil is extracted from cardamom seeds and has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Whether you’re looking to keep your skin healthy and radiant, maintain proper blood circulation, or relieve the symptoms of cold and flu, look no further. Cardamom essential oil does all of this and more.
Country of origin: India
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Scent Description: Cardamom oil is sweet, spicy and almost balsamic in fragrance.
Blends Well With: Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Cloves, and Cedarwood.
Therapeutic Properties & Uses:
- The health benefits of Cardamom Essential Oil can be attributed to its ability to reduce spasms, neutralize the adverse effects of chemotherapy, reduce nausea, as well as its qualities as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, astringent, digestive, stomachic, stimulant, and diuretic substance.
- Appetite (loss of), colic, fatigue, halitosis, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 63-67.] A number of sources also acknowledge that Cardamom Oil acts as an expectorant.
Shelf Life: 4-5 years
- Essential oils are for aromatherapy and external use only.
- Never apply essential oils in its pure and concentrated forms directly onto the skin. Mix it with a carrier oil first.
- Be sure to do a skin patch test before applying it topically onto the desired area to ensure that there are no allergic or sensitive reactions.
- If you are pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor first before using essential oils.
- This essential oil is also compatible for use in perfumery, soap- and candle-making, and all other aromatherapy needs.
- PURE ESSENTIAL OILS are highly concentrated plant-based natural oils and must be diluted with water when used in oil burners and diffusers. Dilute first with a carrier oil if used topically. CLICK HERE FOR CARRIERS OILS >>
- Diffusing essential oils is best in air-conditioned spaces.
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