Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum) Guatemala View full size

Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum) Guatemala

Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum

Botanical Family:  Zingiberceae

Country of Origin: Guatemala

Methods of Extraction: Steam distillation of the root

Scent:  Sweet, warm aroma.


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Main Theraputic Properties: Antispasmodic, Digestive stimulant, Stomachic, Calmative, Antifungal, Anticatarrhal.

Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses. 

Did you know: Cardamom has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years.

Chakra: Sacral & Solar Plexus.

Chinese Element: Earth

Method of Extraction: The oil is distilled from the ripe fruit (seeds) of the herb.

Cardamom is a reed like herb which can grow to a height of up to 3 meters. It has oblong leaves and small yellow flowers. The pale yellow fruits contain the seeds.


Aromatherapist Recommendation:

Try adding 2 drops of Cardamon, 1 drop of Rose and 2 drops of Bergamot to a burner, or diffuser to create an exotic, warming atmosphere. 

Blend 2 drops of Cardamon with 1 drop of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops of Sweet Orange in 10ml of Peach Kernel oil. For a luxurious and seductive soak add to warm bathwater.

Or, for a stomach rub, try 2 drops of Cardamom with 3 drops of Sweet Orange in 10ml of Sweet Almond oil to help settle and relax the digestive system.


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