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Cardamom (Bio-Certified)

Cardamom is extracted from the seeds. The aroma is spicy, lightly camphorous with sweet floral undertones, balsamic, and woody. Cardamom historically has been used in perfume, incense, and is the key ingredient in chai. It is used for its anti-flatulent properties, dyspepsia, colic, stomach acidity, and nausea. The tonic digestive properties help protect against parasites, dysentery, and diarrhea. Also it helps ease coughing, congestion, and pulmonary infections. Additionally, it is a natural remedy for impotence and low sexual response.

By Melissa Farris

Essential Oil Spotlight: Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
- from Sri Lanka

Cardamom is warming, spicy, deeply refreshing and mildly sweet. It invigorates the senses, balances the mind and evokes images of mouthwatering culinary delights. Cardamom has been used in India and China as food and medicine for over 3000 years. It has established itself as an essential herb for alleviating digestive troubles like gas, constipation, and nausea, and for calming nerves in the abdomen and soothing indigestion. It balances the mind and emotions with its warm, soothing scent, bringing mental vitality, increased focus and a feeling of joy and comfort.

Cardamom is also an aphrodisiac and blends well with Veriditas Botanicals' Cocoa Perfume and Rose Perfume for a beautiful massage oil or attractive perfume. It is supportive of respiratory health and opens the sinuses, is good for coughs, asthma and bronchitis. It is non-toxic and non-sensitizing and can be used with people of all ages. During pregnancy, cardamom is commonly used to combat nausea.

Cardamom essential oil is colorless or pale yellow and light weight with a fluid viscosity. It is highly aromatic and alluring in scent. It blends delightfully with other essential oils for perfumes and aromatic pleasures. Blend cardamom, Douglas fir, and myrrh essential oils for a woody, fresh aroma. Cardamom, cocoa, and peppermint blended together makes a beautiful, sweet and stimulating aroma.

Cardamom essential oil from Veriditias Botanicals is 100% certified food grade organic by both Ecocert and the USDA; it is pure and perfect for use in foods and drinks. A drop or two of cardamom essential oil is a great addition to breads, chocolate cakes, curries, liquor, coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate truffles frosting and much more.

Perfume with a rich earthy aroma:

6 drops Sandalwood
3 drops cardamom
2 drops myrrh
3 drops cocoa perfume
3 drops rose absolute
Into ½ to 1 ounces carrier adjust for personal preferences on potency.

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