Cardamom essential oil is actually from the ginger family, and steam distilled from the seeds after they've undergone a long drying process to get the best levels of chemical constituents possible.Cardamom Essential Oil is a beautiful and intriguing oil to explore for both aromatic and therapeutic blending.
The main chemical components of cardamom oil are a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-oil, a-terpineol, a-terpineol acetate, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, methyl eugenol and trans-nerolidol.
Cardamom oil is non-toxic and non-irritant as well as non-sensitizing.
The therapeutic properties of cardamom oil are antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.
Cardamom oil is particularly helpful for the digestive system. It works as a laxative and soothes colic, wind, dyspepsia and nausea - even nausea in pregnancy. It warms the stomach and helps with heartburn.
When feeling weak and mentally fatigued, cardamom oil can help with its refreshing and uplifting effect.
Cardamom oils' expectorant properties help clear coughs. It is a well-known remedy for impotence and low sexual response.
Cardamom oil is most beneficial to the digestive system, but can also help with the treatment of coughs, and a general feeling of not feeling that well.
Burners and vaporisers:
1: In vapor therapy cardamom oil can be useful for the digestive system, for coughs and fatigue.
2: Blended oil or in the bath,As a massage oil or diluted in the bath, cardamom oil can assist with digestive system, coughs and be used as a general tonic. It is excellent in the bath, leaving you feeling refreshed and stimulated.
Cardamom blends well with:
It blends well with rose, orange, bergamot, cinnamon, cloves, caraway and cedarwood.