FOR GOOD DIGESTION, FRESH BREATH. GOOD RESPIRATORY FUNCTIONS. UPLIFTING, REFRESHING, ENERGIZING AROMA. CALMING, BALANCING.
INCI name: Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom) oil.
SKU code: PEO1031
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled essential oil
PARTS USED: fruit seeds.
COMMON NAMES: True cardamom, green cardamom
APPEARANCE: Colorless to pale green-yellow liquid
ODOUR NOTE: Middle note. Highly aromatic, Spicy-sweet, warm, and fruity with slight camphor/ eucalyptus undertones.
QUALITY: 100 % pure and natural whole essential oil. Soluble in oils and ethanol. Not soluble in water.
STORAGE CONDITION: Tightly closed, in a dry, cool area. Away from light.
INFOS AND INTERESTING FACTS (1,8-cinéole (eucalyptol)
Cardamom essential oil is appreciated for its special warm, slightly spicy, and camphorated aroma that makes it a treat to diffuse. Calming and balancing this essential oil is also well known for its qualities in support of inflammations and congestion. Cardamom essential oil, just like the seed it is expressed from, shows its top characteristics when it comes to slow digestion and other related discomfort. When diluted in a carrier oil, our 100% pure essential oil can be massaged onto the chest, stomach and back, to ease slow digestion & soothe bloated tummies.
USE FOR TOPICAL, TARGETED, MASSAGES. MOUTH HYGIENE. DIFFUSION (ULTRASONIC & STEAM DIFFUSION), INHALATION. COOKING. PERFUMES.
- Contains 25 à 37 % 1,8-cinéole (aka eucalyptol) +++
- Stomachic, Carminative, Digestion Tonic & stimulating +++
- Antispasmodic of the digestive system, dyspepsia, Aerophagia +++
- Anti-spasmodic (muscles and tendons) +++
- Anticatarrhal, expectorant ++
- Mildly Anti-infectious, Antiseptic, Antibacterial: ++
- Anti-parasitic: ++
- Applied/massaged on the stomach: to help stimulate good digestion, promotes the expulsion of intestinal gases, and help ease Aerophagia, Gastric acid, Lack of appetite, spasmodic colitis, Slow Digestion, Bloating, Flatulencies
- As a breath freshener, to eliminate bad breath bacteria and other oral infections.
- As a Decongestant, expectorant of the airways, help smooth the secretions and promotes their expulsion from the airways. Against Bronchitis
- To calm or soothe muscle spasms and associated pains.
- As General mind and boy Stimulant in cases of deep fatigue (Asthenia), Nervousness, Stress. Used in uplifting and energizing massages or in diffusions.
- As a popular and time-tested Ayurveda immunity booster.
- In perfumery and to fragrance cream, deodorants…
- To appease motion sickness.
GOOD FOR AEROPHAGIA, GASTRIC ACID, LACK OF APPETITE, SPASMODIC COLITIS, SLOW DIGESTION, BLOATING, FLATULENCIES. BAD BREATH.CONGESTIONS. FATIGUE.
Fantastic for this use +++
Acceptable (suitable) for this use ++
Massages Cardamom essential oil, as all our 100% pure essential oils, is a highly concentrated extract and must diluted in a suitable carrier (oil, cream, butter…NOT water) prior any applications to the skin (2 drops max. essential oil for 8 drops carrier oil).
- Targeted Body massages +++use 1 to 6 drops essential oil for 10 ml carrier oil (0.5 to 2 % concentration)
- DIGESTION concerns: 1 drop Cardamom diluted in 4 drops of carrier oil, massage on the abdomen.
- ENT- related: 1 drop of essential oil in 4 drops of vegetable oil. Massage the upper back and neck areas, around the ears.
- Mouth washes and rinses, for fresh breath and healthy mouth hygiene.
- In a 200ml jar/bottle with a lid: Add a 6 drops essential oils to 3 Tablespoons of vegetable glycerine. Mix well to dilute the oil(s) completely. Top with clean water. use as mouth wash or mouth rinse.
Ultrasonic Diffusers for air purification, use 10 min 3 times a day. +++
Inhalation: +++: dilute a few drops of essential oil in a container of hot water and then inhale the vapours.
Or Apply a few drops of essential oil on a tissue or to the inside the wrists and breathe in deeply.
• Note: dip just the tip of a toothpick in the essential oil and use that to mix into your finished sauce, cream, soup…If you are new to essential oils used as aroma in cooking, start by mixing just a drop of an essence, into 4 Tablespoons of a vegetable oil or butter that you will use as dip for breads, on salads or as a finishing touch. Then try aromatizing honey or sirup.
• Essential oils are best mixed beforehand into an appropriate support (buttery, oily, or syrupy. Alcohol, Vinegars, Salt, Sugar…Not watery) that you will then use to incorporate at the end of your preparations. +++
- Create aromatic honey or sirops for teas, tisane, or desserts. Mixed with other essential herbs (ginger, cinnamon, orange, lemon…) to create sirops. Use on pancakes, custards… or other digestive dishes or drinks.
- To flavor dry teas, coffees, and cocoa powders.
- Create aromatic oils…
- Diffusion, Perfumes: with citruses (lemon, Bergamot, orange, mandarin, Litsea…) woody (Rosewood, cedarwood, petitgrain, juniper, Lippia …), resins (benzoin, frankincense, myrrh…), spicy (Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Ginger, pepper… Floral (Rose, ylang-ylang…)
- For digestive massage on the stomach area: after meal Menthe des Champs
- To breathe better: Eucalyptus globulus, Ravintsara, pine
- For digestion related cramps and spasms with tarragon essential oil, Rosemary and Cinnamon
- In case of Dyspepsia, Difficult Digestion: Juniper berry, Peppermint, Mandarin, Tarragon, Basil.
Cardamom is the name given to the dried seeds of Elletaria cardamomum, a tall herbaceous plant, resembling the Ginger and from the same family. It bears spikes of small flowers that are followed by the pods (Fruits), containing the many tiny seeds that we know as spice.
Harvested and dried, Cardamom is revered throughout the Mediterranean, Oriental, and Asian worlds, for its warm, sweet, peppery, fresh, and green aroma.
Cardamon is used as a spice in foods and drinks the world over. Its dried seeds are commonly used as natural breath and mouth fresheners in India and customarily offered at the end of a meal, as a digestion-promoting treat, or brewed in digestive tisanes.
Cardamom and all its extracts hold a place of choice in Ayurveda hygiene and wellbeing routines. It is included in the composition of many herbal potions and creams, and its spicy aroma adds an interesting twist to many luxurious perfumes’ brands.
Do not use during the first 3 months of pregnancy / breastfeeding
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
As a general rule, always perform a skin patch test before using your essential oils for the first time.
DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and seek medical and specialist advise when in doubt