INTRODUCTION AND USAGE
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) essential oil is a top choice as a decongestant and/or expectorant. The presence of 1,8 cineole alleviates respiratory congestion.
For skin application, add 1 drop to 1 teaspoon unscented lotion or organic carrier oil and gently massage into the skin as needed. Also consider adding a few drops to an ultrasonic diffuser.
Consider pairing with Lavender for a calming effect.
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
Plant Part: Seeds
Chemical Family: Esters, Oxides
Aroma: warm, spicy
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Chakra: Sacral (2nd), Heart (4th), and Third Eye (6th)
Cardamom brings us the peace of unconditional love and hope. It is grounding and purifying and allows us to release our worries. Its warming properties are comforting and nurturing for the soul.
High 1,8 cineole content may cause central nervous system or breathing issues in infants and young children. Do not use on children under 5 years old. Use with caution on children 5-10 years of age.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.
Max dermal usage: None suggested
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.
- Latin Name:
- Elettaria cardamomum
- At a Glance:
- Cardamom is the spicy aroma most well known in Chai Tea. Its chemistry boasts both Esters (antispasmodic/muscle relaxing and carminative/digestive aid used topically) and Oxides (helps to break down mucous).
- Certified Organic, Guatemala
- antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive aid, warming
- terpenyl acetate (40.05%), 1,8 cineole (30.05%), sabinene (5.02%), linalyl acetate (4.36%)
- Steam Distilled:
- July 2016
- Shelf Life:
- 5 Years (approx.)