Active Ingredients

Elletaria Cardamomum




Elettaria cardamomum

Family:  Zingiberaceae

Cardamom oil is produced by the steam distillation of the seeds of the Elettaria cardamomum. The seeds are enclosed in husks and should not be removed from the almost odourless hulls until prior to distillation.

Chemical composition:  a-pinene (1.5%), b-pinene (0.2%), sabinene (2.8%), myrcene (1.6%), a-phellandrene (0.2%), limonene (11.6%), 1,8-cineole (36.3%), g-terpinolene (0.5%), linalool (3.0%), linalyl acetate (2.5%, terpinene-4-ol (0.9%), a-terpineol (2.6%), a-terpinyl acetate (31.3%), citronellol (0.3%), nerol (0.5%), geraniol (0.5%), methyl eugenol (0.2%) and trans-nerolidol (2.7%)


A powerful antioxidant that helps destroy free radicals and slow down the ageing process, makes Cardamom essential oil valuable in skincare.

Cardamom is a natural digestive aid and using the essential oil in a massage blend with some Ginger essential oil, on the tummy will help stimulate the gastric juices and stomach acids, helping alleviate heartburn, indigestion, intestinal cramps, nausea and vomiting.

Cardamom is a natural diuretic and detoxifying essential oil, helping the body get rid of excess water, calcium deposits, and other toxins.

Using Cardamom in some hot water as a steam inhalation can alleviate symptoms of flu, colds, respiratory congestion and coughs.

With it’s beautiful, balsamic and calming aroma, Cardamom can be used in diffusers to ease symptoms of depression, stress, anxiety and fear.  Blend a drop each of Cardamom, Ylang Ylang and Neroli oil in your diffuser or vaporiser at the end of the day to help calm and relax you. This blend in mixed into some coconut or sweet almond oil and poured into a warm bath will work wonders for relaxation.

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