Seed, Steam Distilled, Guatemala
Cardamom has been used as a traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for over 3000 years. It is an essential ingredient in the Indian spiced beverage chai, curry and spice products. Cardamom is a wonderful digestive health remedy. It addresses indigestion, diarrhea, as well as poor appetite. It is also good to use for coughs and muscular spasms, anxiety and stress. It is considered to be an aphrodisiac in East India. Hippocrates recommended it for coughs, sciatica, abdominal pains, spasms, nervous disorders, retention of urine and bites from venomous creatures.
Aromatic Profile: Fresh and spicy with sweet woody undertones.
Appearance: Colourless, pale yellow
Other Uses: Useful in aiding digestion and nausea. Extensively used as a fragrance component in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes.
Blends Well With: Rose, orange, bergamot, cloves, cinnamon, ylang ylang, cedarwoo, neroli
Safety Considerations: non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing
Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essentail Oils. 2013. 49-50.
Green and .Keville. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. 2009. p 180.
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