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Cardamom essential oil


Elleteria cardamomum


Cardamom is a herbaceous plant with a rhizome, it belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. It is its fruit that is used as a spice, a green capsule containing aromatic seeds inside. Preferring hot and humid climates, cardamom grows between 900 and 1500 meters above sea level.

Origin and history

Originally from India, cardamom has been used for millennia in Ayurvedic medicine against disorders of the digestive system and as an essential ingredient in Indian or Asian cuisine. A magical plant, it was once used as an offering of purification and communication with the gods.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: orange, yellow

Odor: spicy, reminiscent of ginger

Distilled parts: Fruits

Country of production: Guatemala

Density: 0.920 - 0.940

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents: 1,8-cineole, alpha-terpenyl acetate.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may present an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do an application test in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixes.


The essential oil of organic cardamom is:

  • Digestive
  • Carminative
  • Tonic
  • Expectorant
  • Antibacterial
  • Powerful antiviral
  • Antispasmodic


The essential oil of organic cardamom is indicated in disorders of the digestive system: aerophagia, colitis, spasm.

In local friction (diluted in vegetable oil), it will help fight nausea, bloating, stomach aches and diarrhea.

It will also be effective for the ENT system, it unclogs the airways taken, bronchitis and asthma.


Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral use: 2 drops of organic cardamom essential oil twice a day, with a little honey or on a lozenge to be placed under the tongue, at mealtime in case of digestive disorders.

On the skin: Mix 10 drops of organic cardamom essential oil with 30 drops of organic borage vegetable oil, rubbing against the fungal infections.

In diffusion: In atmospheric diffusion, essential oil of cardamom cleanses your rooms thanks to its powerful antibacterial properties.

Possible synergy

Digestive disorders: Mint, rosemary

Energy value and synergy

Cardamom essential oil is linked to the Manipura chakra, the solar plexus chakra, its color is yellow.
By applying cardamom essential oil on the solar plexus, you release the emotions and feel those of your loved ones.

It stimulates and invigorates the body.

In synergy: Peppermint

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. 


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you want more information on essential oils, consult a professional.

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