Emotionally uplifting, helpful when worried and beneficial for digestion.
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Elettaria cardamomum is a pungent aromatic herbaceous perennial plant, growing to about 2–4 m (6 ft 7 in–13 ft 1 in) in height. The leaves are alternate in two ranks, linear-lanceolate, 40–60 cm (16–24 in) long, with a long pointed tip. The flowers are white to lilac or pale violet, produced in a loose spike 30–60 cm (12–24 in) long. The fruit is a three-sided yellow-green pod 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) long, containing several black and brown seeds. (Wikipedia)
Small Cardamom or True Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a member of the Ginger family (Zingiberaceae). It grows wild in the monsoon forests of South India and Sri Lanka. It is cultivated extensively in these countries, as well as in Guatemala and elsewhere.
There are two types of cardamom
- Green cardamom
- Brown cardamom
Energetics and Chakras2nd Chakra - relationships, creation energy, 4th Chakra - unconditional love, 6th Chakra - perspective, Clarity, Grounding, Purifying, Unconditional love, Uplifting
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Cardamom
Energetically and emotionally, Cardamom essential oil just like the Co2 is stabilizing for the emotional and mental bodies. Because it is extracted from a seed, it offers a level of nurturing and protection when used in blends. It has also been known to be a wonderful aphrodisiac. Cardamom adds sweetness and hope to depressive situation. There is a completeness and gentleness that is within this extract. Because this extract offers you the “whole seed,” if you want to add this kind of “wholeness” to any blend, try using Cardamom CO2 extract. It helps people that are burdened with worries and and events that test our ability to endure. According to Madeleine Hayes, cardamom can help people that are "cold to the core"
Cardamom is known to be the Queen of Spices, one of the oldest spices used for thousands and thousands of years. It is thought to be brought to Europe by the Greeks in the 4th century BC. It is believed that the name cardamom comes from the Arab word hehmama - a Sanskrit term meaning hot and pungent.
Therapeutic Benefits of CardamomAnti-emetic, Anti-infectious, Anti-spasmodic, Carminative, Cephalic, Digestive stimulant, Digestive tonic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Stimulant, Stomachic, Warming
Aroma-Chemistry of Cardamom
Chemically this Cardamom extract has a good amount of 1,8 cineole and and also terpynal acetate. The cineole is an oxide, which makes this extract great for the respiratory system and also great for the clarity of the mind. The acetate is an ester and that makes the extract a great anti spasmodic for the digestive, respiratory and muscular system.
Safety Information for Cardamom
According to Tisserand & Young, oils high in 1,8 cineole can cause CNS and breathing problem in young children. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children.