100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Color: Colorless to very pale yellow clear liquid
Aromatic Profile: sweet, spicy and almost balsamic in fragrance
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Description: A perennial, reed-like herb, cardamom grows wild and is cultivated in India and Sri Lanka. It grows up to 13 feet and has long, green silky blades, small yellowy flowers, with a violet tip and a large fleshy rhizome, similar to ginger. Oblong gray fruits follow the flowers, each containing many seeds.
History: Cardamom was well known in ancient times. The Egyptians used it in perfumes and incense and chewed it to whiten their teeth. The Romans used it for their stomachs when they over-indulged. The Arabs used it ground in their coffee. It is an important ingredient in Asian cooking.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.