Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Country of Origin: Guatemala
Extraction Method: Supercritical CO2 Select Extract
Extraction Date: Aug 2017
Minimum Shelf Life: 5 Years
Plant Part: Whole Seed
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Warm aromatic with a distinctive strong, sweet, spicy, slightly balsamic scent
Blends well with: 'aphrodisiac essential oils' such as Cedarwood Himalayan, Rose Otto or Patchouli. Also harmonious with Black Pepper, Bergamot, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Coriander, Davana, Elemi, Fir Needle Siberian, Frankincense, Orange Sweet, Ginger Fresh, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine sambac, Lemongrass, Lime, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang Complete or Extra
Cardamom CO2 Select, sometimes referred to as Cardamon, is well known for its use in sensual or aphrodisiac blends. Cardamom is reputed to combat nausea, digestive problems, wind and heartburn. This lovely CO2 extract can be used as a bath oil additive and is especially good in winter for colds and chills or massaged onto the stomach and upper body when blended with a carrier oil. This Cardamom Co2 Select has a low level of limonene (2.14% compared to + 5% in Cardamom steam distilled essential oil) and a high level of alpha-Terpinyl acetate (52.05%) and 1,8 Cineole (29.89%).
The aromatherapy benefits of cardamom include antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. Note: Cardamom has a strong aroma and is to be used in moderation.
Aromatherapy use: colic, fatigue, halitosis, stress, stimulant, tonic, warming, aphrodisiac, digestion, spasms, nervousness, mental fatigue, nausea, uplifting, stimulates appetite
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, as a blending ingredient for adding pure essential oil essence to massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making
Contraindications: None known