Essential Oil Spotlight: Cardamom


Cardamom is from the botanical family Zingiberaceae (ginger) and is steam distilled from the seeds. When used aromatically, cardamom is uplifting, refreshing, and invigorating. It may be beneficial for clearing confusion.

Anciently, cardamom was used for epilepsy, spasms, paralysis, rheumatism, cardiac disorders, all intestinal illnesses, pulmonary disease, fever, and digestive and urinary complaints. It is said to be able to neutralize the lingering odor of garlic.

If you are acquainted with Indian food, you may associate the flavor and smell of this oil with sweet Indian dishes such as rice pudding, as the cardamom spice is a common ingredient in this popular dish and gives it a cool, minty aroma and taste. It may be that rice pudding is often served at the end of the meal because of cardamom’s ability to neutralize lingering odors causing halitosis.

Cardamom may also help with appetite loss, bronchitis, colic, debility, dyspepsia, flatulence, halitosis, mental fatigue, pyrosis (or heartburn), sciatica, ulcers, and vomiting. It may also help with menstrual periods, menopause, and nervous indigestion.

If you are looking for a great way to share cardamom essential oil with your friends and associates, we suggest you check out our Cardamom Sample Card. You can give this card away with a sample vial of cardamom oil. The card also has space on the back so that you can include your personal contact information.

We want your feedback! Tell us how using cardamom essential oil has changed your life in a meaningful way. If we use your testimonial on our new Cardamom Premium Sample Cards, we will send you a packet of them for free once they are printed!


Modern Essentials, Sixth Edition, p.72

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