Cardamom Essential Oil

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Steam distilled from the dried ripe fruit, Cardamom has sweet-spicy warming aroma. Cardamom is digestive and good for everyday stresses and strains.

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Description

Cardamom | Latin Name: Elettaria Cardamomum | Family: Zingiberaceae |Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Fruit, Seeds

Cardamom Essential Oil is colourless to pale yellow liquid with a sweet-spicy, warming fragrance with a woody-balsamic undertone.

Grows wild under cultivation in India, Ceylon, and China, though the soil is obtained from South America and France. It is A perennial, reed-like herb up to 4 meters high, with long, silky blade-shaped leaves. Its long stems bear small yellowish flowers with purple tips, followed by oblong red-brown seeds. Native to tropical Asia and cultivated extensively in India, Sri Lanka, Laos and El Salvador, There are numerous species found in the East used as local spices or for medicinal purposes.

Blends

Blends well with Rose, Orange, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Rose, Clove, Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood, Neroli, Coriander, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Juniper, Lemon, Myrtle and Rosewood.

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Properties

Cardamom is antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, sialagogue, stimulant, stomachic, a tonic for nerves. Cardamom is great for the digestive system (anorexia, colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, griping pains, heartburn, indigestion, vomiting) and also the nervous system (Mental fatigue, nervous strain).

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Used as a domestic spice in India, Europe, Latin America and Middle Eastern Countries. It has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for over 3000 years, especially for pulmonary disease, fever, digestive and urinary complaints. Hippocrates recommended it for sciatica, coughs, abdominal pains, spasms, nervous disorders, retention of urine and also for bites of venomous creatures.

Currently in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a specific for flatulent dyspepsia.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Terpinyl acetate and cineol (each may be present up to 50 %), Limonene.

Cardamom MSDS
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