Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum Essential Oil Information

Elettaria cardamomum

Cardamom Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Elettaria cardamomum

 

India, South & Central America

Seeds


 







Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear

Thin

Medium







Fragrance

Spicy, woody, rich, sweet












Benefits

Appetite loss, colic, fatigue, halitosis and stress. Use for congestion, coughs, to regulate the body temperature, diarrhea, bronchitis, flatulence, intestinal parasites, and indigestion. Treats impotency in men and erectile dysfunction, helps the libido; in women it induces menstruation, relieves PMS symptoms including mood swings, fatigue and nausea.















Blends Well With

Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Caraway, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang














Constituents

Terpinyl acetate, cineol, limonene, sabiene, linalool, linalyl acetate, pinene, zingiberene.













Properties

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic.














Safety

Generally safe









 







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