Elettaria cardamomum



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antispasmodic, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, laxative, nerve tonic, expectorant, immune stimulant, supportive, sustaining, tonic

AFFINITY FOR: brain and nervous system, reproductive system, yang energy, digestion, spleen, pancreas, central vessel, spleen meridian, lung meridian

RESONANCE: physical

PLANT FAMILY: Zingiberaceae


EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Cardamom, diluted well, can be applied over the stomach, abdomen, chest, or solar plexus areas. Cardamom is excellent, used sparingly, in a bath.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: A cardamom oil of good quality is warm, sweet, and spicy, with no harsh overtones and no hint of eucalyptus aroma. Diffused, cardamom alleviates mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: Because cardamom is strongly associated with the Earth element, it can remind us of the abundance and blessings of our lives. Cardamom strengthens our ability to see the opportunities before us and gives us the energy to pursue them. It allows us to give generously and live openly and with enthusiasm.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Cardamom essential oil has been in use for a long time. It was recommended by Hippocrates as a remedy for flatulent dyspepsia. It is still listed in the British Pharmacopoeia for stomach cramps and gas pains. Cardamom is useful for nausea, even in pregnancy. It is a well-known remedy for sexual dysfunction. Cardamom draws energy upward to the head, increasing concentration and helping us to relax and unwind when we are worried or tense.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Cardamom is in the ginger family. It has many of the same properties, but is less of an irritant. It is excellent as a massage oil. Cardamom increases circulation, relaxes muscles, and soothes the skin.

CAUTIONS: Cardamom has no contraindications, it should be diluted for application to the skin.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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