Essential Oils: Cardamom Oil

Cardamom

Cardamom oil is a wonderful essential oil that is both beautiful and intriguing to explore for aromatic and therapeutic purposes.

Aromatically, cardamom essential oil is a sweet and spicy smelling essential oil that blend wonderfully with other oils.

Emotionally, cardamom oil is both energizing and uplifting. It may serve as the perfect reliever to depression, fatigue, stress, and despair. Cardamom oil is also famously known as an aphrodisiac.

I have made this guide in order to enlighten you on the many benefits that cardamom oil has!

What is Cardamom Oil?

Cardamom is actually a herb that comes from Southern India and Sri Lanka. The plant is related to the ginger family which is why cardamom shares the same warming qualities as the common ginger root. Historically, cardamom was one of the most important spices that were traded by ancient civilizations

The therapeutic qualities of cardamom have been known to be recorded in ancient Indian Vedic texts that date more than three thousand years!

Today, cardamom is traditionally used in Asian, Middle Eastern, and African cuisines.

Cardamom essential oil is obtained from steam distilling the dried seeds of the cardamom plant which is also known scientifically as elettaria cardamomum.

What are the Benefits that One May Get from Using Cardamom Essential Oil?

The main components of the essential oil are sabinene, limonene, terpenene, eugenol, cineol, nerol, geraniol, linalool, nerodilol, heptenone, borneol, alpha terpineol, beta terpineol, terpinyl acetate, alpha pinene, myrcene, cymene, neryl acetate, methyl heptenone, linalyl acetate and heptacosane.

Besides the culinary uses of cardamom, you might be familiar with it as being a mouth freshener. However, there are a lot more that this awesome essential oil has to offer!

I have listed below all the fantastic benefits that you may get from using cardamom oil:

Antispasmodic

AntispasmodicCardamom oil is excellent for relieving muscular and respiratory spasms. This essential oil is also extremely great at treating muscle pulls and cramps, whooping cough, and asthma!
 
 

Boosts General Health

Boosts General HealthAside from being a source of being a source of many essential minerals, cardamom essential oil easily encourages our health is several ways. The copper and iron contentof cardamom oil is essential for cellular energy metabolism along with the regeneration  of red blood corpuscles.

The potassium content in cardamom oil has proven to be effective in maintaining cardiovascular health.

Serves as a Stimulant

Serves as a Stimulant Cardamom essential oil has the ability to rejuvenate your entire system. The revitalizing effect of cardamom oil increases your spirits in the midst of depression and fatigue. Additionally, it stimulates the secretion of various enzymes and hormones.

Cardamom oil is also good for awakening peristaltic motion, circulation, as well as excretion.

Good for the Nervous System

Good for the Nervous SystemCardamom oil has been proven to be highly effective for headache relief.

This essential oil is also suitable for relieving nervous exhaustion and depression due to the fact that the oil has the ability to both calm and soothe the different phases of nervous tension and improve concentration during times of laziness.

Antiseptic and Antimicrobial

Antiseptic and AntimicrobialCardamom essential oil has incredibly strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. When cardamom oil is used as a mouthwash, it has the ability to disinfect the oral cavity of all the bacteria presents eliminating bad breath.

Cardamom oil can also be added to drinking water to eliminate the hidden germs that may be present in the clean looking water.  

You can also utilize cardamom essential oil as a flavoring agent that keeps food protected and prevents it from spoiling.

A mild solution in water may also be created to be used to bathe, whilst disinfecting your hair and skin.

Aphrodisiac

Cardamom essential oil has the ability to improve libido and cure sexual weakness, erectile dysfunction, impotence, and frigidity.

Diuretic

Cardamom oil helps increase urination, which aids people trying to lose weight, lower blood pressure, remove toxins, and cleanse the kidneys of calcium and urea deposits.

Other Benefits

Cardamom essential oil aids to neutralize the effects of tobacco addiction withdrawal, mosquito bites, and even the ingestion of various types of mild poisons. It can also clear the bowels, remove bad breath, cure colic, alleviate toothache pain, and heal oral infections.

Precautions that Should be Taken When Using Cardamom Essential Oil

There have been no toxic effects that have been noticed when using cardamom oil. But excessive consumption of cardamom essential oil may result in an overdose.

The common symptoms of a cardamom oil overdose are restlessness and the extra heating up of the body which may result in loose bowel movement and irritation.

Pregnant women and lactating mothers are advised to not ingest cardamom oil since the warming effect of cardamom essential oil may harm the baby.

Complimentary Oils

Cardamom oil blends excellently with bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, orange, rose, and ylang-ylang essential oils.

Depending on your intended use, cardamom oil may be substituted by ginger, eucalyptus, or rosemary essential oils.

Spiced Chai Latte diffuser blend: 3 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Cinnamon, 2 drops Clove, 1 drop Ginger

Lavender Cardamom Bath Salts: Add 2 cups Himalayan pink salt, 6 drops Cardamom and 4 drops Lavender in a pint sized jar (Mason jars or recycled jars are highly recommended) and shake.

Conditioning Beard Oil:

  • 15ml Argan Oil
  • 15 ml Jojoba Oil
  • 4 drops Cardamom essential oil
  • 7 drops Sandalwood essential oil
  • 4 drops Grapefruit Essential oil
  • 3 drops Bergamot essential oil

In Conclusion...

Cardamom essential oil is an awesome essential oil that's not only good for culinary uses. The therapeutic qualities of cardamom oil have been known throughout history. The first recommended utilization of cardamom for its therapeutic qualities was in ancient Vedic India almost three thousand years ago!

You are sure to have some use for this incredible essential oil as it has a plethora of benefits that anyone can utilize.

With this awesome essential oil you'll be sure to add some unique spice to your dishes and at the same