A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for providing a unique flavour to foods. Cardamom is commonly diffused for its warming and comforting feeling. Its’ distinct scent can be uplifting and nurturing to your emotions. Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavour. doTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG® testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.
HOW TO USE:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice for an uplifting and comforting aroma.
Food flavour use: Add 1 or 2 drops to bread, smoothies, meats, and salads for added flavour.
Taken internally, Cardamom improves healthy gastrointestinal function.* It can alleviate occasional feelings of stomach discomfort, and may help ease indigestion. Due to its high 1,8-cineole content, Cardamom also promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.
AROMA:Spicy, fruity, warm, balsamic
COLLECTION: Steam distillation of Seeds
MAIN CONSTITUENTS: Terpinyl acetate, 1, 8-cineole
Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Cardamom is one of the oldest spices in the world. The most popular spice in ancient Rome was probably cardamom. It is the world's second most expensive spice, saffron being the most expensive.