Native to Sri Lanka and Southern India, Cardamom is reed-like perennial herb that grows to heights of 13 feet with small yellow flowers and violet tips producing small yellow fruits that contain the reddish-brown seeds used to make essential oil. Known as ‘grains of paradise’ in the Middle East, these seeds serve as the basis for an array of traditional culinary Indian and European dishes.
About The Oil
The same warming properties found in the spice also make the essential oil useful in massage oil formulas. The lovely aroma is found to be uplifting, invigorating, and refreshing, adding a little spice on its own or to blends. Our Cardamom essential oil is CO2 ‘Total’ extracted. The CO2 distillation process works best in relation with this herb to preserve its warm, spicy nature. Other processes can render the oil ‘flat’ and ruin its complexity.
Cardamom has been used for over 3,000 years in Chinese and traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) medical practices and was adopted by Greek physicians in the 4th century BC, including Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine. The essential oil has