Cardamom grows as a herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the family of ginger. It is the second the most expensive spice in the world, standing with saffron and vanilla, and one of the most in demand. This new artisan distilled hydrosol from organic Cardamom seeds is a delight to behold.
Cardamom hydrosol has a characteristically aromatic taste that is warm and sweet. It has a refreshing spicy note that provides an uplifting effect. Cardamom hydrosol has been prescribed by aromatherapists as a general tonic, namely to assist with the digestive system. Noted by Suzanne Catty, Cardamom is quite useful dealing with digestive spasms and bloating. She also makes note of its aphrodisiac qualities where she recommends it as a bedtime tea. Applied topically, Cardamom hydrosol is used to eliminate toxins from the skin, and it is particularly useful for dry and mature skin types. It is also said to create strong hair from the roots to the ends.
Beneficial Uses of Cardamom Organic Hydrosol:
- Skin care
- Hair care
- Room sprays
The shelf life of a hydrosol is generally up to 2 years or longer when properly stored in the refrigerator. Our Organic Cardamom Hydrosol does not contain preservatives.
References: Catty, Suzanne; Hydrosols The Next Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT 2001
Price, Len and Shirely Price. Understanding Hydrolats: The Specific Hydrosols for Aromatherapy. London: Churchill Livingston. 2004