Cardamon ~ 5ml
- Source: Guatamala Distillation: CO2 Select extraction Botanical name: Elletaria cardamomum Note: Has a fluid consistency OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Cardamom has an ancient history in Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Roman traditional medicines. In India, it is known as the Queen of Spices. It prevents digestive tract infections, gas and nausea. Cardamom stimulates and regulates the production of gastric juices. Because cardamom is such a fragrant spice, it is a natural mouth freshener. It also helps prevent mouth ulcers. Oral administration of cardamom seeds has been shown to help in the inhibition of cancer cells’ growth. At times, the cancer cells were even killed, according to some studies that can be searched online. Cardamom when consumed every day has also been shown to reduce the blood pressure of people with hypertension. This means that it lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Cardamom is detoxifying, and can help reduce excess body fat. It can help the body metabolize fat cells and support any weight loss program, when taken internally at the proper diluted rate. In ancient Egypt, cardamom was used as an aphrodisiac. The aroma of this oil is conducive to stimulating sexual response in men and women. It is also relaxing to the nervous system and eases mental fatigue. In natural perfumery, cardamom has been used for ages as a perfume and sacred incense. It is one of the ingredients in the ancient Egyptian Kyphi incense, and was known to be burned by Cleopatra as an incense. It combines well with other spices such as cinnamon, cassia, saffron, vanilla, myrrh, and frankincense. It can be used with rose blends, and is great for the heart notes of Chypre and Oriental type perfumes. It must be used sparingly in blends, as it can easily overwhelm the softer notes of florals.