Cardamom essential oil

Botanical name:  Elettaria cardamomum

Botanical family: Zingiberaceae

Plant part: Seeds

Aroma: Camphoraceous, spicy, sweet, warm

Evaporation note:  Middle

Extraction method: Steam distilled

Cultivation method: Organically grown

Country of origin: Guatemala

Main chemical families:  Esters, oxides

Some of the properties cited by Gabriel Mojay are: anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, aperitive, digestive stimulant, expectorant, sexual tonic, stomachic.

Mojay, G. (2000). Aromatherapy for healing the spirit: Restoring emotional and mental balance with essential oils. Healing Arts Press.

Benefits: Uplifting, energizing, mentally grounding. When feeling worried or tense, cardamom oil helps with motivation, concentration and relaxation.

“Psychologically , therefore, cardamom oil is indicated for problems associated with the Earth Element: for poor concentration, overthinking, and worry – especially where there is a degree of nervous exhaustion. When burdened and weighed down by worries, by responsibilities that test our endurance, the oil relaxes us, yet firms our resolve. At a more subtle level, we can think of the aphrodisiac and aperitive qualities of cardamom oil as helping to restore an “appetite for life” .”

Mojay, G. (2000). In Aromatherapy for healing the spirit: Restoring emotional and mental balance with essential oils (p. 57). essay, Healing Arts Press.

Chakras: Sacral, Third eye

Safety and contraindications:

Hazards: Essential oils high in 1,8 cineole can cause CNS and breathing problems in young children.

Contraindications: Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children.

Tisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.

Warning: Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil before applying topically. Do not apply internally or ingest any essential oil. Keep away from children. Store in a cool place and away from direct light.

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