Cardamom essential oil has a sweet, warm and spicy scent that will remind you of Middle Eastern and Asian cooking.
This essential oil has a warming effect on the body when inhaled and used topically, and may help to clear up symptoms of colds, coughs and flu, improve circulation, and it can be an aphrodisiac.
It has anti-microbial, analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties that can be used to treat skin infections, painful muscle cramps, tooth pain and dental infections.
When used aromatically, cardamom oil is mentally and emotionally calming and may combat stress, depression and mental fatigue.
Directions for use
Inhale cardamom oil to open the airways and de-stress by adding 3-4 drops of oil to the palms of your hands, an oil diffuser or a warm bath.
Dilute 3-5 drops of cardamom oil with a carrier oil to make a warming, relaxing and sensual massage oil that will soothe the muscles and abdomen. To make an oil blend, combine cardamom oil with citrus oils like lemon, and earthy scents like sandalwood.
Add a 2-3 drops of cardamom oil to a cup of warm water to make a disinfecting mouthwash and rinse your mouth twice per day.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.