Cardamom Essential Oil
Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardamomum) from Guatamala is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the seeds. Some spell it Cardamon and others Cardamom but, either way, it is a delightful essential oil with a spicy aroma.
Description of Cardamom Essential Oil
Also known as cardamom, the reed-like Elettaria cardamomum is a perennial herb with long, tapering leaves growing to nearly 15 feet in height. Its little flowers are yellowish and purple and produce oblong seeds that are reddish-brown in color. It is from the dried seeds that Cardomom Essential Oil is extracted via steam distillation.
Native to the tropical regions of Asia, cardamom is widely cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Laos, El Salvador and Guatemala. Our Therapeutic-Quality Cardamom Essential Oil is cultivated in Guatamala. This clear to pale yellow oil has a warm, sweet and spicy fragrance with a woody undertone, blending well with most spice oils, frankincense, rose, orange, bergamot, ylang ylang, cedarwood and neroli.
Cardamom Essential Oil Uses
Aromatherapists have claimed that cardamom essential oil is useful for routine digestive system issues and also has tonic properties. These claims may not have been supported by research findings.
In Chinese medicine, cardamom herb (not the essential oil) was traditionally popular for respiratory issues such as coughing and sinus or chest congestion. It was also used for stings and bites of insects.
Familiar to most as a common spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, Cardamom has a history thousands of years old not only in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, but Western medicine as well. Hippocrates suggested Cardamom herb (not the essential oil) for abdominal pains, coughs, nervous disorders, and more. In addition to its common usage for lung and digestive complaints, Ayurvedic medicine holds that Cardamon herb has a purifying effect that brings clarity, joy, and raises consciousness. An herb’s use in traditional medicine does not provide proof for the actions of the essential oil extracted from that plant and information on a plant’s use in traditional herbal applications is provided for educational interest only.
All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.
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Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.Essential Oil Safety Considerations