Cardamom Essential Oil

A spicy middle note in blends that supports earth, fire, and water energies. Try this essential oil during the time of Aries.


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Instructor: Dr. Lindsey Elmore PHARMD, BCPS

Cardamom essential oil is a member of the ginger family and features a spicy, refreshing aroma. Check out the physical and emotional benefits of this often-overlooked essential oil.

What It’s For

Cardamom essential oil comes from the seeds of a plant related to ginger. Seed essential oils are especially helpful for grounding and supporting the root chakra. Additionally, many people enjoy using cardamom as a mouth freshener. It also helps relieve muscle spasms. The slightly warming sensation can soothe spasms of the respiratory tract and help soothe persistent coughing.

This essential oil is an ingredient in Transformation and Clarity because it helps encourage mental focus and openness to change. Finally, this herbaceous essential oil also supports the kidneys and a healthy libido by promoting urination and circulation.

Constituent Highlight

The predominant constituent in Cardamom is eucalyptol (also known as 1,8-cineole). It is an oxide with a minty, cool flavor and aroma. Eucalyptol is warming and especially beneficial for respiratory support.

Who Should Use Cardamom Essential Oil

This is one essential oil that seems widely underused. The gentle warming sensation produced by this oil can help soothe muscle spasms for soothing relief. You can apply it or diffuse it daily to promote grounding, mental clarity, and willingness to accept new circumstances and challenges.

Companion Products

If clarity is what you seek, try MindWise alongside cardamom. Because the Transformation and Clarity blends contain cardamom, they also provide some of the benefits of this spicy essential oil.

Don’t Have Cardamom Essential Oil?

Cumin essential oil has a similar aroma and may be a suitable substitute.

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