Cardamom - AroMed's Elettaria cardamomum is organically grown and the seeds are steam distilled in Guatemala. It is a member of the zingiberaceae family.Cardamom is a middle note with a sweet, spicy, warm, balsamic aroma.


  • Cardamom has powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities and can be very useful for digestive complaints, like cramps, colic, dyspepsia and flatulence.
  • Known as a "cephalic" oil and nervous system tonic, it can be useful for fatigue and nervous exhaustion. It can increase endurance when feeling overwhelmed.
  • Sometime used for chronic respiratory ailments, like bronchitis.

Emotional Support - cardamom can encourage clarity, direction, motivation, straightforwardness, enthusiasm, confidence and courage.

    Blends well with- Laurel leaf, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove bud, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, lemongrass, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

    Notes of interest- Cardamom is reputed to be one of the oldest spices known to man, and has been and continues to be used in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.

    Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

    Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.


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    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

    Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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