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Sweet and spicy with woody undertones, cardamom has been a medicinal and aromatic resource of Asian and Egyptian cultures for millennia. Its essential oil is ideal for digestive issues but is also useful in treating fevers and respiratory conditions, and its warming, sensual qualities make it a key component of aphrodisiac oil blends. Cardamom seeds for Floracopeia's smooth, complex, and alluring cardamom essential oil are grown at high altitude by small community farmers in the hills of Kerala, India.
Bottle Size: 1/2 oz (15 ml)
Cardamom essential oil, also called "the Queen of spices," is a powerful agent of digestive health. It has long been used for its carminative or anti-flatulent properties, and is also indicated for dyspepsia, colic, stomach acidity and nausea, including the nausea of pregnancy. Its tonic digestive properties extend to its use against parasites, dysentery and diarrhea. The warming, antiseptic, and camphorous qualities of cardamom lend themselves to use in easing cough, congestion, and pulmonary infections. A natural remedy for impotence and low sexual response, it is also employed to help induce menstrual cycles and soften the distress of PMS.
Cardamom essential oil has a soothing, uplifting emotional affect. It exerts a fortifying influence on mental functioning, reducing drowsiness and improving concentration. Renowned for its grounding powers, this member of the ginger family has a gentle character, making it suitable ideal as a warming addition to massage oil blends for most skin types.
How To Use Cardamom Oil:
Cardamom essential oil can be applied topically (always diluted), as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
Apply a few drops of cardamom oil diluted with sesame oil as a compress over abdominal area to relieve nausea, bloating, and indigestion.
Two drops in an aromatic bath soothes digestive upset, uplifts and refreshes.
Cardamom oil blended with sweet almond oil works as a warming tonic and sensual massage oil.
For lung congestion, use a few drops of cardamom essential oil plus two drops of thyme ct. thymos in steam therapy.
Diffuse cardamom oil to ease upset stomach and for beginning stages of cough and respiratory discomfort.
Cardamom Oil Recipes:
Ethnobotanics: There are several small farmers living in the hilly regions of Kerala, India, who are engaged in growing cardamom in their backyard. As there is lack of organized market as well as collection center for the oils, the oil cannot be certified as organic, in spite of it being grown organically.
Cardamom starts bearing capsules three years after planting.
Ancient Egyptians used cardamom in perfumes and incense and chewed it to whiten their teeth.
Cardamom coffee is a traditional gesture of welcome in an Arab homes. It is also one of the key ingredients of Indian "chai" tea.
Safety Considerations for Cardamom Essential Oil:
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Avoid use of hypersensitive or hyperallergic skin. Do not take cardamom essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Cardamom Essential Oil:
Perfumery Note: Middle
Odor: Spicy, lightly camphorous with sweet, floral undertones, balsamic, woody
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong, lingering
Dry-out: Sweet, floral
Blends well with: rose, bergamot, orange, cedarwood, and spice oils such as black pepper, cinnamon, clove, and ginger
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Composition: 100% Pure Elettaria cardamomum oil
Origin: Kerala, India
Method of Extraction: CO2 extraction
Cultivation/Harvesting: Non-certified organic
Plant Part: Seeds
Color: Pale to deep yellow
Bottle Size: 15 ml
Floracopeia was established to help preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to the widespread ecological destruction taking place in the world, and the loss of medicinal plants on which traditional medical systems depend. We provide our customers with the highest quality essential oils and other botanical aromatic treasures through the promotion of ecological sustainability, organic agriculture, and agro-forestry projects.
Our products are acclaimed for their therapeutic-grade, high quality at affordable prices. We provide artisanal quality oils produced by small family-based distillers. We buy directly from farmers and distillers, thus supporting the local economies in which the plants are grown. We do not buy oils from the world-brokers. Floracopeia is founded with a strong medical orientation and is involved in a number of global eco-projects based in grass roots health care, spirituality, reforestation projects, and the preservation and restoration of ethno-botanical culture.