Cardamom

Cardamom
elettaria cardamomun

Cardamom can be traced to the 16th Century BC where it is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical documents. It was used in Ancient Greece and Rome to help with indigestion and constipation. It was also used as a breath freshener and to cleanse teeth by chewing it.  With it’s spicy and sweet aroma, it is soothing and uplifting. Cardamom helps with mental clarity concentration, boosting energy level and can help relieve feelings of depression.

Blends well with other spicy oils, frankincense, geranium and orange.

Uses:

Brain fog/Mental fatigue: Diffuse or mix with a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to the back of your neck and
under your nose.

Breath freshener: Add a few drops to water. Do not swallow.

Congestion and Sore Throat: Apply oil to your chest.

Cramps and Muscle Pain: Can use a few drops of oil by itself or mix with a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to the area.

Menstrual and PMS symptoms: Can use a few drops of oil by itself or mix with a carrier oil (coconut oil, almond oil, etc.) and apply to the abdomen.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Anti-infective
Anti-inflammatory
Antimicrobial
Antispasmodic
Carminative
Digestive stimulant
Diuretic
Expectorant
Stimulant

Safety:

Do not apply on or near the face of infants or children.  Recommended to dilute as it could cause an allergic reaction in those with sensitive skin.
If you are pregnant, nursing, being treated for other health issues or taking medications, be sure to consult your healthcare provider.

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