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From Ananda Aromatherapy, pure Cardamom essential oil CO2 'Total' extracted from the whole fruits of Cardamom, organically
grown in Guatemala. This oil benefits greatly from the CO2 process, retaining a wonderful spicy complexity.*
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Essential Oil has traditionally been used as a tonic to the digestive system, as well as
a component of many
sensual aphrodisiac blends. The oil has the aroma of freshly dried cardamom pods, far superior
to the comparatively flat steam distilled variety of this oil. This CO2 is a deep yellow, rich and viscous
oil, primarily of a middle note. This essential oil is one of the delightful surprises in our collection. Its aroma is wonderfully rich and complex, seeming to appeal to those who found no particular oil's aroma very wondrous before; an interesting aromatic for the perfumer, and also often requested by those making flavored syrups for coffee and other drinks.
The aroma is noted for its uplifting qualities that can bring calm and clarity. Gabriel Mojay in 'Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit' says, "Psychologically...cardamom is indicated for problems associated with the Earth Element: for poor concentration, overthinking, and worry - especially where there is a degree of nervous exhaustion."
It is listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a 'specific' for flatulence and dyspepsia. Cardamom
oil may relieve spasm, making it possibly beneficial for colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion
and cramps. Cardamom oil may be of benefit where the digestive system is affected by nervous tension. It is noted, like black pepper essential oil, to be a powerful digestive stimulant. In
addition, Cardamom oil can relieve nausea and may be useful for morning sickness in pregnancy for some
Cardamom oil is also noted for its antiseptic properties, and may stimulate phagocytic action of the immune system. It is also thought to be supportive of the nervous system and could be useful in massage blends addressing sciatica.
Cardamom Oil is extracted from the seed of the plant, which is also used extensively in
Indian and Asian cooking (you can, in fact, add a few drops while preparing meals). The same warming properties
found in the spice also make the essential oil useful in massage oil formulas. The lovely aroma is found
to be uplifting, invigorating and refreshing, adding a little spice on its own or to blends.
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.
|Use Cardamom oil in a Diffuser,
rub on the stomach, solar plexus, or bottoms of feet. Use with a carrier
oil and make a massage blend. Can be added to thyme and inhaled in steam to relieve lung congestion.
||Traditionally has been used as an anti-spasmodic,
|Cardamom oil may help with indigestion, particularly that caused
by nervous stress; can assist with coughs or congestion.
||Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic
reaction. If pregnant, use under a doctor's care.
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|For measuring blends using % concentrations, or for measuring fractions of milliliters, see measuring essential oils. Cardamom oil blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Neroli, Orange, Rose and Ylang-Ylang essential
|All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are therapeutic grade,
meaning they are produced to the highest quality standards possible. Our essential oils are
chosen for their integrity (all chemical constituents important for aromatherapy are intact), ecological
'soundness' (most are organic or wild grown), and wonderful
aromas. You may order a sample of any oil before trying larger amounts. Most samples are about .75ml; exotic oils such as Melissa, Rose, Angelica and Jasmine are only a few drops. Ananda Aromatherapy offers wholesale essential oils direct to you. We forgo the use of separate wholesale and retail tiers in order to keep fine therapeutic grade oils accessible to everyone!
*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this oil or any products from The Ananda Apothecary. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.