• Cardamom- Eletteria Cardamomum

    The seeds and pods of cardamom have long been used as a culinary spice and a healing remedy in India, its native country. Cardamom is also used in traditional Chinese medicine. The oil, which is steam distilled from the aromatic seed is now produced mainly in India, Europe and the US.

    Key actions:
    Relaxing, warming and restorative.
    The oil is colourless to pale yellow and has a sweet-spicy, aromatic smell with a woody, almost floral, undertone.

    Quells nausea and relieves indigestion, wind, colic and heartburn. Also headaches related to digestive disorders.

    Mental health
    Supports and calms the nervous system. Use as a room scent or spray to relive mental fatigue, anxiety and nervous strain.

    Men's health
    A supportive treatment for importance and loss of libido due to stress.

    Teeth and gums
    Antiseptic properties can help treat bad breath and gum infections.

    See 'Safe Use of Essential Oils' article.

    Bath, massage, diffusion, gargle or mouthwash.
    Blends well with: bergamot,
    cedar wood, rose, clove, frankincense, orange and yang yang.

    Safe in dilution.
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