Cardamom is the spicy aroma most well known in Chai Tea. Its chemistry boasts both esters (antispasmodic/muscle relaxing and carminative/digestive aid used topically) and oxides (helps to break down mucous).
To learn more about Cardamom, please read this Fragrant Friday by Liz Fulcher at Aromatic Wisdom Institute.
Botanical family: Zingiberaceae
Plant Part: Seeds
Processed: Steam distilled
Chemical family: Esters, Oxides
Aroma: Warm, Spicy, Sweet
Max Dermal Use: None suggested
Safety Concerns: High 1,8-Cineole content may cause central nervous system or breathing issues in infants and young children.
• Digestive System Aid
• Mental Focus
CHAKRA - 2nd Sacral, 4th Heart, 6th Third Eye
Cardamom brings us the peace of unconditional love and hope. It is grounding and purifying and allows us to release our worries. Its warming properties are comforting and nurturing for the soul.
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.
- Latin Name:
- Elettaria cardamomum
- At a Glance:
- Cardamom is the spicy aroma most well known in Chai Tea. Its chemistry boasts both Esters (antispasmodic/muscle relaxing and carminative/digestive aid used topically) and Oxides (helps to break down mucous).
- Certified Organic, Guatemala
- antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive aid, warming
- terpenyl acetate (40.05%), 1,8 cineole (30.05%), sabinene (5.02%), linalyl acetate (4.36%)
- Steam Distilled:
- July 2016
- Shelf Life:
- 5 Years (approx.)