Cardamom Oil 5mL

The scent of cardamom oil promotes clarity, motivation, focus, courage and confidence. 

Cardamom helps to restore our ‘appetite for life’ while also giving us wisdom and encouragement when we feel overburdened with responsibilities. 

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Botanical Name

Elettaria cardamomum

Family

Zingiberaceae

Method of extraction

Cardamom oil is produced by the steam distillation of the seeds of Elettaria cardamomum. The seeds are enclosed in husks and should not be removed from the almost odourless hulls until prior to distillation.3

Characteristics

Cardamom oil is an almost colourless or pale-yellow liquid, which darkens when exposed to sunlight. The odour of cardamom is warm-spicy with a slightly penetrating camphoraceous-cineole-like odour. It becomes balsamic-woody with a sweet and almost floral dryout.3

Chemical composition

The chemical composition of cardamom oil is reported as follows:

a-pinene (1.5%), b-pinene (0.2%), sabinene (2.8%), myrcene (1.6%), a-phellandrene (0.2%), limonene (11.6%), 1,8-cineole (36.3%), g-terpinolene (0.5%), linalool (3.0%), linalyl acetate (2.5%), terpinen-4-ol (0.9%), a-terpineol (2.6%), a-terpinyl acetate (31.3%), citronellol (0.3%), nerol (0.5%), geraniol (0.5%), methyl eugenol (0.2%), and trans-nerolidol (2.7%).4

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