7 Amazing Benefits of Cardamom Essential Oil

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The health benefits of Cardamom Essential Oil can be attributed to its ability to reduce spasms, neutralize the adverse effects of chemotherapy, reduce nausea, as well as its qualities as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, astringent, digestive, stomachic, stimulant, and diuretic substance.

What is Cardamom Essential Oil?

Cardamom essential oil is extracted from the seeds of Cardamom, whose scientific name is Elettaria Cardamomum. I don’t think I need to introduce Cardamom to you all over again. It is extensively used and admired as a versatile spice around the world. Instead of a lengthy introduction, I am simply going to tell you about the constituents of its essential oils and its impressive health benefits.

The main constituents of its essential oil are sabinene, limonene, terpinene, eugenol, cineol, nerol, geraniol, linalool, nerodilol, heptenone, borneol, alpha-terpineol, beta Terpineol, terpinyl Acetate, alpha-Pinene, myrcene, cymene, neryl acetate, methyl heptenone, linalyl acetate, and heptacosane.

Apart from its culinary uses, you are probably familiar with it as a mouth freshener. However, there is so much more to this essential oil that you have probably never heard of, so prepare to be amazed!

Cardamon oil has many health benefits for people, and it can be a vital component of overall health.

Bottles of cardamom essential oil and dried anise seeds, black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg with sliced grapefruit on a wooden floor

Health Benefits of Cardamom Essential Oil

The health benefits of cardamom essential oil are listed below.

Relieves Spasms

Cardamom oil is highly effective in curing muscular and respiratory spasms, thereby giving relief from muscle pulls and cramps, asthma, and whooping cough.

Prevents Microbial Infections

Cardamom essential oil has very strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, which are safe as well. If used as a mouthwash by adding few drops of this oil in water, it disinfects the oral cavity of all germs and eliminates bad breath. It can also be added to drinking water to kill the germs contained there. It can also be used in foods as a flavoring agent, which will also keep them safe from spoiling due to microbial action. A mild solution in water can be used to bathe while disinfecting the skin and hair.

Improves Digestion

It is the essential oil in cardamom that makes it such a good digestive aid. This oil boosts digestion by stimulating the whole digestive system. It is also stomachic in nature, which means that it keeps the stomach healthy and functioning properly. It helps maintain the proper secretion of gastric juices, acids, and bile in the stomach. It also protects the stomach from infections.

Boosts Metabolism

Cardamom essential oil stimulates your entire system. This stimulating effect also boosts your spirits in cases of depression or fatigue. It also stimulates the secretion of various enzymes and hormones, gastric juices, peristaltic motion, circulation, and excretion, thus maintaining proper metabolic action throughout the body.

Warming Effect

Cardamom oil has a warming effect. This means that it heats up the body, promotes sweating, helps clear congestion and coughs, while also relieving symptoms of the common cold. It also provides relief from headaches that result from illness and can be used to cure diarrhea caused by extreme cold.

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Promotes Urination

It promotes urination, which helps people lose weight, lowers blood pressure, removes toxins, and cleans calcium and urea deposits from the kidneys.

Cures Sexual Weakness

Cardamom oil has an arousing effect that can help cure sexual weakness, erectile dysfunctions, impotence, loss of libido, and frigidity.

Other Benefits

Cardamom oil helps to neutralize the effects of tobacco, insect bites, and even the ingestion of mild poisons. Furthermore, it can clear the bowels, cure colic, remove bad breath, heal oral infections, and alleviate the pain of toothaches.

Words of Caution

No toxic effects have been noticed from consuming cardamom essential oil, but an excessive amount of cardamom essential oil can result in an overdose. This will manifest as unrest and extra heating up of the body and the digestive system, resulting in loose bowels and irritation. Pregnant women and lactating mothers are advised not to ingest cardamom oil, since the irritation or warming effect may harm the baby.

Blending: Cardamom Oil blends well with Rose, Orange, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cloves, Caraway, and Cedar Wood Oil.

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About the Author

Meenakshi Nagdeve is a health and wellness enthusiast and started working on Organic Facts since 2012 and is currently responsible for managing it. She follows naturopathy and believes in healing with foods. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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