The scent of cardamom is sweet, spicy, and balsamic with floral undertones. It is a middle-note scent with an odor intensity of about four out of five. Blending companions include citrus, florals, cedar, and frankincense. This oil may be used as an a...
The scent of cardamom is sweet, spicy, and balsamic with floral undertones. It is a middle-note scent with an odor intensity of about four out of five. Blending companions include citrus, florals, cedar, and frankincense. This oil may be used as an antispasmodic, an aphrodisiac, a digestive aid, or for its stimulating effect. In terms of emotional states, cardamom aromatherapy is useful for mental fatigue, anxiety, anorexia, or cluttered consciousness. A classic Indian spice and a standard in the tea beverage, chai, cardamom is also used in Latin America, China, Europe, and the Middle East.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardomomum)
Cardomon, cardamomi, cardomum, mysore cardomom.
Description and Distribution
Cardamom, a member of the ginger family, is a perennial reed-like shrub rising from fleshy rhizomes. The small yellow flowers are followed by fruits, or seed capsules, containing several reddish-brown seeds. The plant is native to Asia and is extensively cultivated for the spice trade. The essential oil is produced mainly in India.
Steam distillation of the dried fruit (seeds).
Nature of the Oil
A colourless to pale yellow liquid. The aroma is sweet and spicy with just a hint of eucalyptus. The odour effect is warming, head-clearing and stimulating; a reputed aphrodisiac.
Cedarwood, frankincense, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, citrus essences, rose, jasmine, geranium, lavender, neroli, ylang ylang. The oil is highly odoriferous, so use sparingly.
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jairaj - May 3, 2006, 04:01
PURE MEANS WHAT? NOT ADDED TO ANY CARRIER OILS? IS IT STEAM DISTILLED OR CO2 METHOD?
ZooScape Moderator - May 3, 2006, 08:28
All of the essential oils manufactured by Bianca Rosa are pure and for this the definition of pure means that they contain no alcohol and have not been added to any carrier oils. It also means that they have not been diluted with cheaper substitutes or synthetically manufactured oils. Essential Oils by Bianca Rosa are 100% pure natural essences derived from the highest quality fruits, flowers, leaves, spices, herbs and roots. Their essential oil distillers and growers are located around the world, operating ethically, organically and chemical-free.
All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
100% Pure Cardamom Essential Oil
Generally regarded as non-irritant and non-sensitising. However, it is a powerful oil and must be used in low concentrations.
Essential Oils by Bianca Rosa are 100% Pure Natural Essences derived from the highest quality fruits, flowers, leaves, spices, herbs and roots. Our essential oil distillers and growers are located around the world, operating ethically, organically and chemical-free.
Bianca Rosa Essential Oils Are Not Tested On Animals.
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