Cardamom Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Plant Origin: Guatemala
Extraction Method: Hydrodiffusion from seeds (organic)
Shelf Life: 4 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 10%
Recommended Adult Topical Dilution: 4%
Selah oil blends that contain Cardamom essential oil:
Cardamom essential oil may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- appetite stimulant
- breath, bad
- bronchial congestion & coughs
- cardiac disorders
- Crohn's disease
- digestive issues: indigestion, dyspepsia, IBS, colitis, constipation, flatulence, nausea, intestinal cramp, heartburn, gas, gas cramps, stimulant, colic
- gastric migraine
- headaches, typically from food sensitivities
- intestinal illness
- menstrual issues and irregularities
- mental fatigue
- muscular cramps, strains and spasms
- pulmonary disease
- urinary issues: UTI
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- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
- anti-infectious - prevents uptake of infection
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- calmative - a sedative or mild tranquilizer
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- expectorant - promotes the discharge of mucous from the respiratory system
- fortifying - protecting and strengthening to the entire organism
- nervine - soothing and toning to the nerves and nervous system
- pectoral - remedy for pulmonary or other chest diseases
- stomachic - digestive aid and tonic; improving the appetite
Apply diluted to bottoms of feet or directly on area of concern. Dilute with carrier oil and massage over stomach. Excellent as a bath oil (use with epsom salt to properly dilute throughout the bath).
Ok for children and babies, properly diluted and avoiding face and neck areas.
Pregnancy safe with extra dilution.
Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.
Diffuse or rub a drop on palms and inhale.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by FDA
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children. This oil can cause breathing problems in young children when applied to or near the face.
General EO Cautions:
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
GC/MS Key Constituents
alpha terpinyl acetate 40.72%
Linalyl Acetate 4.40%
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