CARDAMOM: (Seeds from dried ripe fruit) Ellecteria
Smells sweet, spicy, woody and balsamic with stimulating properties, it is useful for the nerves and can help aid concentration. May be used for mental fatigue and nervous strain.
Cardamom oil is particularly helpful for the digestive system. It works as a laxative and soothes colic, wind, dyspepsia and nausea – even nausea in pregnancy. It warms the stomach and helps with heartburn.
When feeling weak and mentally fatigued, cardamom oil can help with its refreshing and uplifting effect.
Cardamom oils’ expectorant properties help clear coughs. It is a well-known remedy for impotence and low sexual response.
Cardamom blends well with
Cardamom blends well with Bergamot, Caraway, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove Bud, Neroli, Rose, Orange, Ylang Ylang.
The therapeutic properties of cardamom oil are antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.
Our Essential Oil of Cardamom from India, it is extracted by steam distillation from the seeds of the fruit gathered just before they are ripe. The yield is 1-5 %.
The main chemical components of cardamom oil are a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-oil, a-terpineol, a-terpineol acetate, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, methyl eugenol and trans-nerolidol.
Cardamom oil is non-toxic and non-irritant as well as non-sensitizing.