Illustrious by its botanical name; Elettaria cardamomum, this oil is a thin, and runny liquid that smells spicy, warm and balsamic with its woody tinges. The oil looks as anything from neutral to pale Yellow and transparent liquid.
Extracted via the steam-distillation process of Elettaria cardamomum the Cardamom essential oil is ‘Blend-friendly’ with several oils such as Black Pepper, Caraway, Cedarwood, Ginger, Grapefruit, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Petitgrain, Jasmine, Bay, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang , Lemon, Lemongrass, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Fennel, Sandalwood oils etc.
It is accessible with umpteen therapeutic as well as medicinal properties namely – anti-spasmodic, carminative, cephalic, anti-septic, nerve tonic, stimulant, digestive, diuretic, stomachic and laxative, which make this oil one of the most sought-after essential oils.
The color of Cinnamon leaf differs from yellow to red-brown. Applicable for aromatherapy, the consistency of this oil is medium to watery. This spicy essential oil fights against exhaustion as well as the feeling of weakness and depression. Offered with powerful anti-rheumatic properties, it is useful for the digestive system, and cures colds and flu. The oil is antibiotic, astringent, cardiac, stimulant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, analgesic, antiseptic, stomachic, tonic, carminative, emmenagogue, vermifuge and insecticide.
It is included with several chemical compounds including a-&b-pinenes, nerol, geraniol, limonene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, terpinolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpineol, citronellol, erpineol, a-terpineol acetate, cineole,terpinene, methyl eugenol, p-cymene, terpinen-4-oil, y-terpinene and trans-nerolidol, 18-cineole etc.
Therapeutic: In the state of mental exhaustion, this oil helps with its refreshing as well as uplifting effects. The oil also helps in boosting the memory phenomenally.
Medicinal: The oil helps in the regulation of digestive system and functions as a laxative, thereby pacifying wind, dyspepsia , colic and nausea problems. It brings warmness to the stomach and assists in overcoming heartburn. The oil is also applicable as a well-known remedy for treating low sexual response & impotency. It is also used in the making of burners and vaporizers
Cosmetics and Perfumery: This oil finds many usages in the perfumery industry. It is added to oriental-type fragrances for the preparation of soaps, cosmetics and many other body care products. This is a preferred choice in perfumery mix, particularity for the manufacturing of men's scents.
Miscellaneous: It is widely applicative for flavoring baked goods, coffee, pickles, a blend of potpourris, mulled wine, curries, milk desserts, and several other potables.
|Product||Cardamom Essential Oil|
|Colour||Clear Yellow colour. This oil becoming Reddish Brown with age.|
|Odour||Odour & taste of Cinnamon.|
|Botanical Source||Cinnamomum Zylanicum Nees (Family: Laurace)|
|Weight per ml||1.000 to 1.04g|
|Refractive Index||1.573 to 1.600|
|Optical Rotation||-0oc to -2o|
|Solubility||Complied with specific tests|
|Assay||+60 to 80% % w/w of Cinnamaldehyde|