Active Ingredient: 1,8-Cineole: 33.3%, Terpinyl acetate: 36.86%
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Sri Lanka
Description: A perennial, reed-like herb, Cardamom grows wild and is cultivated in India and Sri Lanka. It grows up to 4 meters (13 feet) and has long, green silky blades, small yellowy flowers, with a violet tip and a large fleshy rhizome, similar to ginger. Oblong gray fruits follow the flowers, each containing many seeds.
Color: Colorless to very pale yellow clear liquid.
Aromatic Scent: Cardamom Essential Oil is sweet, spicy and almost balsamic in fragrance.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Rose, Orange, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Caraway, and Cedarwood.
Common Uses: Because of its chemical constituents, Cardamom has been found to be particularly helpful for the digestive system, working as a laxative and soothing colic, flatulence, dyspepsia and even nausea caused by pregnancy. As a massage oil or diluted in the bath, cardamom oil has been prescribed by aromatherapists to assist with the digestive system and as a general tonic.