Elettaria cardomomum
Botanical name: 
Elettaria cardomomum

Rich, warm and clear

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist. Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Analgesic - local pain relief
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Central Nervous System Restorative - exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Country of origin: 
India, Guatemala
Part of plant used: 
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Most oils.
Chemical character: 
Ester type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Spicy, sweet and slighly citrus, becoming warm and spicy
Plant description: 
Reedy herb with pale green fruit and dark brown seeds.
Historical use: 
The seeds are chewed to sweeten the breath and traditionally used to flavour Indian sweets.