The Cardamom plant grows year-round and is part of the ginger family. Native to India, Cardamom has long leaves, flowers that can range from white to violet in color, and a three-sided seed pod containing several black seeds. Our Cardamom oil is steam distilled from elettaria cardamomum in India.
Botanical Name: Elettaria Cardamomum
Country of Origin: India
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Seeds
Aromatic Scent: Sweet, Spicy, Almost Balsamic, Smoky, Woody Undertones
Blends well with: Rose, Orange, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, and Cedarwood
Used in aiding in digestion and nausea. Cardamom seeds are often used as spices in foods, teas, and coffees, used both whole and ground. Sometimes used to aid in respiratory health. Diffuse or dilute and apply topically in a 2–5% dilution (18–45 drops of oil to a 30ml bottle of a carrier oil).
Cardamom is the third most expensive spice in the world with only Vanilla and Saffron being more expensive. It was well known in ancient times. The Babylonians and Assyrians used Cardamom for its health benefits and in Ancient Greece Cardamom was recognized for its therapeutic and digestive properties. The seeds are an important ingredient in Middle Eastern, Nordic, and South Asian cooking. In Korea, Cardamom is an important ingredient in their traditional tea jeho-tang (제호탕).
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Undiluted oil not intended for topical use. May irritate eyes and skin. If pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your doctor or health practitioner before use. Infant use discouraged.
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.
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