Materia Aromatica – Cardamom – 5ml

£12.90

Cardamom essential oil has a sweet, warm and spicy aroma. The spice has a rich history in Ayurvedic medicine, where it was used to help with digestive complaints and to help the body through a virus. Cardamom essential oils is typically used to help ease stomach cramps and indigestion; maintain good gastrointestinal health; stimulate a lethargic mind; promote respiratory health and clear breathing; and aid recovery after an illness.

Description

Cardamom essential oil has a sweet, warm and spicy aroma. It is extracted from the seed pods of the Elettaria cardamomum plant – a perennial in the ginger family and native to India.

The spice has a rich history in Ayurvedic medicine. It was commonly used to help with digestive complaints and to help the body through a virus. It is still being used in this way today.

Uses of cardamon

Cardamom is typically used to:

  • help ease stomach cramps and indigestion.
  • maintain good gastrointestinal health.
  • stimulate a lethargic mind.
  • promote respiratory health and clear breathing.
  • aid recovery after an illness.

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Elletaria cardamomum

From India

Organic – Soil Association certified

About Materia Aromatica

Materia Aromatica supplies oils essential oils harvested by growers and distillers of organic crops, buying as much as possible from smaller farms or family enterprises. This has the advantage that these farmers distil their own freshly harvested materials themselves. They carry out steam distillation on a small scale at low pressure in stainless steel tanks to maximise the essential oils’ therapeutic value and to retain the individuality and life force of the crops from which they originate. Every batch of oil is dated, numbered and tested to ensure the quality of the oil.

Prices

Oils from organically grown or wild-crafted crops are generally more expensive, as the term itself is a guarantee of purity and wholeness. Organically grown crops must adhere to strict guidelines so the oils are sold in their pure form, without dilution or the addition of any synthetic oils. Picking, carried out by hand in the wild, requiring extra labour, is time consuming and costly. This explains the price variations between two oils of the same species such as Materia Aromatica’s organic and wild varieties of Lavandula angustifolia.