BOTANICAL NAME: elettaria cardamomum
PARTS USED: fruit
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: spicy, woody-balsamic, warm, slightly camphoric
BLENDS WELL WITH: bay, bergamot, black pepper, caraway, cedarwood, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: anorexia, constipation, cough, dyspepsia, halitosis, indigestion, flatulence, loss of appetite, muscular cramps and spasms, nausea, nervous strain, physical exhaustion, sinus headache, stomach cramps, vomiting, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic (nerves).
MAGICAL USES: love, lust
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Digestive: relating to the digestive tract; having the ability to promote digestion.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Safety Warning: No known toxicity. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.