Cardamom Essential Oil
• 100% Essential Oil
• Elettaria cardamomum seeds, steam distilled.
Cardamom, a wonderful culinary spice that tonifies the body's vital energy. Good for digestion, cardamom is also an earth element that stabilizes and balances bodily energy.
Aroma: Spicy, woody, rich, sweet - like the spice and recalling the flavour of many Indian sweets and teas. This has a lighter, fresher scent than the other cardamom.
History: Cardamom was well known in ancient times. The Egyptians used it in perfumes and incense and chewed it to whiten their teeth. The Romans used it for their stomachs when they over-indulged. The Arabs have used it ground in their coffee since antiquity. It is an important ingredient in Asian cooking.
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Common Uses: Cardamom is particularly helpful for the digestive system. It works as a laxative and soothes colic, wind, dyspepsia, and nausea, even nausea caused by pregnancy. It warms the stomach and helps with heartburn. As a massage oil or diluted in the bath, cardamom oil can assist with: digestive system coughs and be used as a general tonic.
Possible Uses: Appetite (loss of), colic, fatigue, halitosis, stress.