Cardamom Essential Oil


Elettaria cardamomum

Closely related to ginger oil, cardamom is renowned as being helpful to your digestive system in a range of different ways. It’s also a highly sought after and rather expensive cooking spice.


  • Aromatic
  • Topical
  • Internal


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With a myriad of benefits, cardamom essential oil is something that you must keep in your healthy locker. It’s commonly used internally because it may help you soothe stomach discomfort. Furthermore, it has a rather specific and characteristic scent which is capable of promoting overly positive mood. The oil itself is produced through the process of steam distillation. It’s made out of seeds of Cardamom, which is a plant indigenous to the region of Southeast Asia. It has a cool and minty aroma and distinctive flavor, making it one of the most highly sought after cooking spices as well.


  • Add the essential oil to your salads, meats, bread and smoothies to enhance their flavor.
  • Incorporate it in your daily health regimen. This may support proper functioning of your gastrointestinal function.
  • Diffuse and inhale to achieve a sense of mental clarity and openness.

Directions for Use

  • Diffusion: Diffuse up to four drops in order to produce calming aroma.
  • Internal use: When used internally, make sure that you dilute one drop per every 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply a couple of drops to the targeted skin area. Dilute it with carrier oil to prevent irritations.

Primary Benefits

  • The oil may help with occasional indigestion issues and it may maintain the overall health of your gastrointestinal system.
  • It may promote respiratory health and clear breathing.
  • It’s commonly used to spice different bakery and other meals.

Aromatic Description

  • Warm, spicy, fruity and balsamic

Collection Method

  • Steam distillation

Plant Part

  • Seed

Main Constituents

  • Cineole, terpinyl aceate


While it’s true that the oil can be applied topically without carrier oil, doing so is not recommended. This may cause skin irritations and sensitivity. You refrain from applying it to sensitive skin areas such as your eyes or inner ears and you should keep it away from small children. Also, if you are currently pregnant or are undergoing any special medical treatment, make sure that you consult your treating physician before you use the oil.