- Flavourful spice for cooking and baking.
Aromatic Description - Spicy, fruity, warm, balsamic
Collection Method - Steam Distillation
Plant Part - Seed
Main Constituents - Terpinyl acetate, 1, 8-cineole
A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Its distinct scent can also promote a positive mood. Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavour. dōTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG™ testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.
Add to bread, smoothies, meats, and salads to enhance food flavour.
Although you can buy ground cardamom at your local grocery store, you will likely be missing some of the flavour of the original seed because the essential oils start to lose flavour soon after the seeds are ground. Dip a toothpick in your bottle of Cardamom oil and swirl the toothpick directly into your recipe; this will give you just the right amount of flavour.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice. Food additive use:Dilute one drop in 125 ml of liquid.
Topical use: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil.
Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes and mucosa.