CARDAMOM ( Elettaria cardamomum )
Cardamom has the same properties as ginger, but it is less irritating. A wonderful spice! It has a pleasing camphoraceous scent that is warm, sweet, spicy. It has a high odor intensity.
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
Part of the plant used: seed
Method of extraction: Steam & CO2
Properties: antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, anti-catarrh, expectorant, anti bacterial, emmenagogue, digestive carminative.
Physical systems, conditions and uses: Digestive: flatulence, anorexia, colic, cramps, heart burn & indigestion Nervous : stimulant tonic, mental fatigue, nervous strain
Emotional effects: warming, comforting refreshing, uplifting, soothing, stability & contentment
Blending note: Top to middle
Blends well with: rose, frankincense, orange, bergamot, cinnamon, cloves, ylang ylang, cedarwood & neroli
Application: Use as an inhalant, with a diffusor or spritzer, bath, massage and in lotions and oils or on skin in a carrier.
Contraindications and safety: Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing,
Available in: essential oil