Well the secret is out!
Cardamom (Ellettaria Cardamomum) is not an oil that is super well-known, but it should
be! Not many people will be able to tell you what to use cardamom for but after you read this you will be able to share a little knowledge.
This little gem is an essential oil that is a
wonderfully supportive oil for your digestive system. It is made by steam-distilling the seeds of the cardamom plant. When using cardamom essential oil to support digestive health, you can add a few drops to a carrier oil like olive oil or jojoba. Massage into your abdomen in a clockwise motion (with 12 o'clock being above your belly button).
Cardamom is often found as a cooking spice, and it's a close cousin to Ginger. It is native to Southeast Asia, where it's a common spice used in Indian dishes and teas. You'll usually find it in Chai tea, one of my favorites! Both the herb and the essential oil are good for your digestive system.
Cardamom oil is stimulating and it creates movement and warmth wherever it's applied. Cardamom essential oil has a warm, spicy aroma with a cool, almost eucalyptus-like finish. Want to give it a try? Here is one of Pasithea's Garden fav's...try this recipe!
Cardamom essential oil is also very supportive for your respiratory system. It contains a component called 1,8 cineole, which is great for respiratory health. So while you're enjoying the scent of cardamom essential oil, you're also supporting your health!