Organic Cardamom Essential Oil
Cardamomi, Cardomomum, Mysore Cardomom
- Organic Cardamom Essential Oil is known for easing indigestion, for producing mental clarity and supporting healthy respiration. Cardamom is one of the essential oils celebrated as an overall health tonic for the body.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin India Plant Part Seed Scientific Name Eletteria cardamomum Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Inhalation, Topical
The sweet, spicy and camphorous Cardamom Essential Oil is thought to be stimulating to the brain; removing fatigue and uplifting the emotions. It is also recommended as an aphrodisiac for men, for digestive problems and respiratory issues.
Here is how to use Cardamom essential oil for various conditions:
Topical Application for localized use on the skin: Dilute up to 2-5% in any carrier oil (10-25 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil). See precautions below.
Topical Application for whole body massage: Dilute up to 1% in any carrier oil (5 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil). See precautions below.
Compresses: Dilute up to 2-5% in hot or cold water (10-25 drops per tablespoon of water). See precautions below.
Aromatic Bath: Dilute in bath salts or milk or similar before adding to a full bath. See precautions below.
- Cough, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Colds: Direct Inhalation from a Diffuser, Steam Inhalation, Topical Application to chest.
- Gas, Colic, Indigestion, Cramps: Topical Application, Compresses, Aromatic Bath.
- Mental Slowness, Exhaustion, Depression, Low Self-Esteem: Diffusion or Topical Application on forehead.
- Lack of Sexual Energy (Men): Diffusion or Topical Application on the whole frontal line. (The frontal line runs from the heart area upwards and downwards. It extends from the front of the neck to the pubic bone, parallel to the spine.)
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Cardamom is one of the world’s oldest continuously used spices, tracing back to ancient China and India. It is believed to restore energy and vitality, and to have aphrodisiac effects. The term Cardamom originated with the Sanskrit word for “hot/pungent”.
Cardamom seeds have played an important role in Ayurvedic cuisine to enhance digestion while diffusing the penetrating fragrance of Cardamom through a home while cooking. According to Ayurveda, Cardamom has a sweet quality, so people with Pitta constitution can benefit from its digestive effects without increasing their Pitta.
Cardamom remains a culinary staple to this day, delighting the senses in Indian comfort food staples such as rice pudding, sweet lassi and masala chai.
About the Plant:
Cardamom is a lush tropical plant, with large green leaves flopping down from tall reed-like stems. It produces green pods full of fragrant seeds, which are steam-distilled to create Cardamom Essential Oil.
Where it Grows:
Cardamom is native to Tropical Asia, particularly South India, but also is grown in Central America.
Zingiberaceae – Ginger Family
Scent: The scent of Cardamom is fresh, spicy and camphorous. Cardamom is complex, with sweet balsamic undertones and a faintly floral dry-out with a hint of orange zest.
Blends With: Cedar, Cinnamon, Cloves, Neroli, Rose, Ylang Ylang.
Fragrance Note: Middle.
Composition: Terpinyl acetate, cineol, limonene, sabinene, linalool, linalyl acetate, pinene, zingiberene.