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Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)

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Essential Facts

Plant Parts : Seeds

Botanical Family : Zingiberaceae

Chemical Family : Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Esters, Oxides

Country of Origin : Guatemala

Method of Extraction : Steam Distilled

Cultivation Method : Wild Crafted

Aroma : Spicy, Sweet, Warm and Radiant

Note Classification : Middle

Approx. Shelf Life : 5 years

Distillation Date : 5/28/2013

Batch : 7701

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Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiemetic - reduces severity of nausea or vomiting
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative - may assist in preventing gas
  • Cephalic - remedy for the head (in this case, clears the head)
  • Decongestant
  • Digestive aid - stimulates the stomach and digestion
  • Rubifacient - generates localized increase in blood flow and circulation by irritation of skin, will often reduce pain and swelling
  • Tonic - strengthens and restores vitality
  • Warming


Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Refreshing, invigorating,
  • Balances energy,
  • Invites mental clarity,
  • Balance for those who worry excessively


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For Digestive Distress (caused by gas and tension)

4 drops Cardamom

6 drops Roman Chamomile

3 drops Ginger

1 drop Peppermint

Blend in 1 oz cream or carrier. Massage into abdomen as needed.

Safety: The 1,8 cineole content may cause dry skin if used often. If you're using it often on the skin, such as in a bath or massage oils, use in a low dilution. The hot and spicy nature can cause skin irritation if not diluted.

Cardamom should not be used for children under 5 years old, as 1,8 cineole can also cause CNS and breathing problems in young children. Use with caution on children between 5-10 years old.