Cardamom Essential Oil
Latin Name: Eletteria cardamomum L.
Part of plant: Seed
Aroma Character: spicy, balsamic, floral undetone
Blends Well with: Frankincense, Vetiver, Cedarwood
Cardamom Properties: Stimulates appetite, supports digestion, diuretic, anti-spasmodic; carminative, antiseptic for the bronchial system; heart-strengthening.
Cardamom Indications: Stomach pain, digestive complaints; rhinitis, bronchitis; flatulence, aerophagy, spasmic colitis, intestinal parasites; cardiac insufficiency.
Cardamom Main Components: Terpenyl acetae, cineole, lanalol, limonene.
Cardamom is a perennial, reed-like herb with long, blade shaped leaves and yellow flowers with purple tips, which are followed by oblong red-brown or green seedpods. The Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the dried, ripe seeds.
Cardamom has warm, sweet, spicy top notes and woody, balsamic undertones. It blends well with most other spices, citruses and florals very tenacious and sweet on dryout.
Particularly useful for the digestive system, stimulates appetite. Reduces nausea even in pregnancy. Feelings of fatigue can be mitigated with a blend containing Cardamom. Emotionally, Cardamom Essential Oil is uplifting and energising.