From Wholesale Essential Oils, 100% Certified Organic Cardamom essential oil from Guatemala. This is a CO2 ‘Total’ extracted therapeutic grade oil. Therapeutically revered for it’s gastro-intestinal healing properties. It is also used to enhance sexual weakness, erectile dysfunction and loss of libido. Our Cardamom carries a strong, spicy-sweet middle note that blends well with other oils, and while it is not generally used alone, it is uplifting and energizing to the senses. Our Cardamom Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
This Cardamom essential oil is sourced from plants Certified Organically cultivated in Guatemala and distilled using carbon dioxide (instead of water). This distillation process works better in relation with this herb to preserve its warm, spicynature. Other processes can render the oil 'flat' and ruin its complexity. Native to Sri Lanka and Southern India, Cardamom is also known as 'grains of paradise' in the Middle East. The seeds serve as the basis for an array of traditional culinary Indian and European dishes. Itâ€™s main constituents are 38% 1,8-Cineole and 42% Terpinyl acetate. This perennial, reed-like herb grows to heights of 13 feet. It produces an oblong gray fruit from which the seeds are contained.
This essential oil is deep yellow, rich and of medium viscosity. It has a rich and complex aroma that is warm and moderately spicy with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange oil and camphor upfront, followed by menthol and a slight herbaceous undertone.
Cardamom has been used for over 3,000 years in Chinese and traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) medical practices and was adopted by Greek physicians in the 4th century BC, including Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine. Cardomom is extensively used as a spice, although medicinally, because of its constitution, the essential oil it’s revered for it’s gastro-intestinal healing properties. The essential oil has traditionally been used as a tonic to the digestive, pulmonary and urinary systems and to reduce fevers. It has also been used for centuries as a component of many sensual aphrodisiac blends.
Therapeutic Properties Described in the Aromatherapy Literature
Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aperitif, Aphrodisiac, Carminative, Cephalic, Digestive, Diuretic, Sialogogue, Stimulant, Stomachic. Cardamom oil is extensively noted for its antiseptic properties, and may stimulate phagocytic action of the immune system.
Promotes calm clarity
Dissipates over thinking and states of worry
Calms nervous exhaustion
Can be used to reduce anorexia
Effective aid for flatulence and dyspepsia
Relieves spasms associated with colitis and irritable bowel syndrome
Powerful digestive stimulant
Relieves nausea (can be especially useful for morning sickness)
Application and Use
Cardamom essential oil is a non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant if used correctly and in proper dosage. If ingesting the oil, consultation with a homeopathic physician is recommended.