PORTRAIT

You will love the refreshing, invigorating scent of Inshanti’s cardamom essential oil. It’s great for dampening any coughs or relieving respiratory distress—thanks to its antispasmodic properties. Those same properties soothe many types of digestive issues. Cardamom may relieve nausea after chemotherapy according to some studies, allowing you to feel energized and optimistic. Balance your energy and banish worry with this spicy-sweet fragrance.

 

ESSENTIAL FACTS

Plant Parts: Seeds
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Esters, Oxides
Country of Origin: Guatemala
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted
Aroma: Spicy, Sweet, Warm and Radiant
Note Classification: Middle

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Refreshing, invigorating,
  • Balances energy,
  • Invites mental clarity,
  • Balance for those who worry excessively

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiemetic – reduces severity of nausea or vomiting
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative – may assist in preventing gas
  • Cephalic – remedy for the head (in this case, clears the head)
  • Decongestant
  • Digestive aid – stimulates the stomach and digestion
  • Rubifacient – generates localized increase in blood flow and circulation by irritation of skin, will often reduce pain and swelling
  • Tonic – strengthens and restores vitality
  • Warming

HOW TO USE

Chest Cold: Blend together 3–4 drops of cardamom with 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into sore chest area. See recipe in recipes tab.

Congestion: Blend 3–4 drops cardamom with 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into chest area. See recipe in recipes tab.

Cooking: Flavor to a variety of dishes. If you want to add the flavor of cardamom in your cooking, add a toothpick’s amount to homemade breads or soups, or pies for an authentic savory sweet flavor.

Diffuser: Blend 4 drops cardamom , 2 drops black pepper, and 3 drops clove.

Digestive Aid: Blend 3–4 drops of cardamom with 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into abdomen area. See recipe in recipes tab.

Muscle Pain: Blend 4 drops cardamom, 3 drops ginger, 3 drops black pepper with 1 oz of carrier oil. Massage into sore muscles.

Nausea: Blend 4 drops cardamom, 6 drops roman chamomile, 3 drops ginger, 1 drop peppermint with 1 oz of carrier oil.  Massage into abdomen as needed.

Warming Oil: Blend 3 drops cardamom, 2 drops black pepper, 3 drops ginger,  4 drops cedarwood with 1 oz. of carrier oil. Massage into chest area. See recipe in recipes tab.

Always dilute essential oils  with a carrier oil.

 

RECIPES

Belly Ache & Nausea Blend 

4 drops cardamom

6 drops roman chamomile

3 drops ginger

1 drop peppermint

Blend in 1 oz. cream or carrier. Massage into abdomen as needed.

Warming Chest Cold Blend

3 drops cardamom

2 drops black pepper

3 drops ginger

4 drops cedarwood

Blend in 1 oz. carrier oil. Massage into chest area. Use as needed.

SAFETY

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

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