Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Fruit
Aroma: Warm, green, spicy, balsami
Country of Origin: India
Use: Cardamom is native to India, and is used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, laxative, nerve tonic, stimulant, stomachic
Blends Well With: Bay, bergamot, black pepper, caraway, cedarwood, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
Cardamom essential oil is extracted from the seeds of Cardamom, whose scientific name is Elettaria Cardamomum. I donâ€™t think I need to introduce Cardamom to you all over again. It is extensively used and admired as a versatile spice around the world. Instead of a lengthy introduction, I am simply going to tell you about the constituents of its essential oils and its impressive health benefits.
The main constituents of its essential oil are Sabinene, Limonene, Terpenene, Eugenol, Cineol, Nerol, Geraniol, Linalool, Nerodilol, Heptenone, Borneol, Alpha Terpineol, Beta Terpineol, Terpinyl Acetate, Alpha Pinene, Myrcene, Cymene, Neryl Acetate, Methyl Heptenone, Linalyl Acetate and Heptacosane.
Apart from its culinary uses, you are probably familiar with it as a mouth freshener. However, there is so much more to this essential oil that you have probably never heard of, so prepare to be amazed!
Cardamon oil has many health benefits for people, and it can be a vital component of overall health.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)