Pure Therapeutic Cardamom essential oil
Botanical name : Elettaria cardamomum
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / Seeds
Aroma : Sweet spicy, balsamic with floral undertones
Note classification : Middle Odor Intensity : 4
Key constituents : 1,8 Cineol, Alpha-terpinyl acetate, Limonene, (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 2 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Zingiberaceae (Ginger)
Regions of Production : Costa Rica
Growing Practices : Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Properties : Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, tonic (Battaglia, 2003, Schnaubelt, 2011). Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Aphrodisiac, energizing,warming, reduces coughing, improves alertness, helps to relieve flatulence and bloating.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, bath, skin care. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Aphrodisiac; energizing, improves alertness
Safety : Nontoxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing (Battaglia, 2003)
Blends well with : Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
History / Fun Facts :
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Green, Mindy, Natural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.
International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016)
Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.
United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1 Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016)
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991. New World Library, Novato, California
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