Mental/Emotional effects: Cardamom has been a part of traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for over 3000 years. It is often used as the "spice" note in perfumery. Cardamom has a favorably exotic scent and relieves mental fatigue, feelings of jealousy and adversity.
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Parts Used: Fruit
Chakra Classification: Manipura (Solar Plexus)
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Spicy, warm, sweet
Largest Producing Countries: Guatemala, India, Sri Lanka
Traditional Use: Used in Ayurvedic treatments and in cooking.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, diuretic, nerve tonic,
Benefits: heartburn, gas, diarrhea and intestinal parasites.
Mental/Emotional effects: Uplifting, helps with jealousy, anorexia and adversity. Balances yin and yang. Benefits: Circulation, digestion, nausea, sinus headache, stomach cramps.
Blends well with: bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cloves, ginger, jasmine, lemon, sandalwood, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, ylang ylang.
Of Interest: Used often to add “spice” in perfumery.
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