Essential Oil Information:
A perennial, reed-like herb, cardamom grows up to 4 meters and has long,
silk blade-shaped leaves. It has small yellowish flowers with purple tips
and red brown seeds. This herb is native to tropical Asia and cultivated
extensively in India, Sri Lanka, Laos, Guatemala and El Salvador. Seeds of
the dried ripe fruit is used to extract cardamom oil.
Cardamom oil is known for its vast usage as antiseptic, carminative,
cephalic, digestive, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, sialagogue,
stimulant, stomachic and tonic (nerve).
Cardamom oil has a vast range of usage for treatment of sciatica, coughs,
abdominal pains, spasm and nervous disorders. Traditionally, it is used for
pulmonary disease, fever, digestive and urinary complaints in India and
China for over 3000 years. It is also used to flavour pharmaceutical
products. Apart from pharmaceutical usage, cardamom oil is also used as a
fragrant in soaps, perfumes and cosmetic products.
It has a warm romantic & aphrodisiac aroma and is used in massage oil
to ease coughs, muscle spasms as well as to reduce swelling and irritation
from inflammation. This essential oil can also be used to improve the
concentration by means of reducing drowsiness and irritability.
Blends Well With:
Cardamom oil blends well with other essential oils. Those include bergamot,
cinnamon, rose, olibanum, orange, clove, caraway, cedarwood, neroli (orange
blossom), ylang ylang, labdanum and oriental bases in general.
Cardamom essential oil is non-toxic in nature and is also known for
non-irritant and non-sensitizing properties.
Cardamom essential oil is highly beneficial to the digestive system and is
ideal for treatment of coughs and other indications.