Cardamom Essential Oil
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) essential oil is the dominant aroma in traditional spiced chai tea. The essential oil chemistry (esters and oxides) makes it useful in respiratory blends as well as muscle cramping and digestive upset. Because it has a lower 1,8 cineole content than many other oxide-rich oils, it is considered safer to diffuse with young children or to apply topically in the form of a chest rub.
Chemistry: terpenyl acetate (37.84%), 1,8 cineole (31.81%), linalyl acetate (5.50%)
Latin Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
Cultivation: Brazil, Wildcrafted
Plant Part: Seeds / Pods
Chemical Family: Esters, Oxides
Aroma: like spiced chai tea
Properties: antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive aid, warming
Steam Distilled: August 2019
Shelf Life: 5 years (approx.)
Cardamom diffuses beautifully for a calming effect. It blends well with Lavender. For skin application, begin by adding just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin as needed.
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.
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. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
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.