Cardamom essential oil comes from the cardamom plant, which is a gorgeous, Indian perennial that can grow up to 3 feet tall with heart-shaped leaves and white or lilac colored flowers. The three-sided pod contains many black and/or brown seeds inside.
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Country of Origin: India
Extraction: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Seeds Aromatic
Scent: Spicy and sweet; Similar to balsamic with rich wood undertones
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Rose, Clove Bud, Orange, Cinnamon Bark, Bergamot
Cardamom is the queen of spices and can be found in many dishes around the world. It has soothing properties, which means it’s good for digestion as well as relieving stomach discomforts such as nausea or an upset stomach.
Cardamom Essential Oil Benefits:
Cardamom oil is a wonderful way to naturally fight off colds and flu. The warmth it provides can relieve chest congestion, while its antibacterial properties will help your immune system respond more efficiently when fighting ailments or disease!
The use of cardamom dates back at least 4000 years, and the Egyptians would typically chew it for medicinal purposes as well. They also used its flavor in rituals to embalm their dead or clean their teeth with a minty breath!