Quantity: 15 ml
Cardamom seed oil is made from two genera of cardamom plants: Ellataria and Amomum. Ellataria, which mostly grows in India, is commonly known as green or true cardamom, while Amomum, found in certain parts of Asia, is known as Java cardamom, Bengal cardamom, white cardamom, brown cardamom, red cardamom, and Siamese cardamom. Both of these cardamom species are part of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae).
A perennial herb, cardamom can be identified by its large leaves and seeds, green and white flowers, and slightly bitter but edible fruits. It is farmed only in a few places around the world, such as Sri Lanka, Laos, China, Nepal, Guatemala, and India.
Cardamom seeds are loaded with important minerals, such as sulfur, calcium, and phosphorus. They also have volatile oils, which make up about 5 percent of the seed’s mass, composed of beneficial formic and acetic acids – this is what makes cardamom seed oil so aromatic and beneficial.2
Cardamom seed oil has a sweet, spicy fragrance that is reminiscent of balsamic vinegar. It has a clear to pale yellow color and a slightly watery viscosity.
Cardamom herb or cumin cardamom is also known as Queen of spices and its extract can be used as a replacement for vanilla extract in varied applications including cookies, cakes and ice creams. The extract is colourless, sugar & gluten-free and is used for aromatic applications, as a digestive system tonic and in aroma therapy.
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It blends well with alcohol, water and cardamom oil.
myrcene (27%), a-terpineol (45%), limonene (8%), b-phellandrene (3%), menthone (6%), 1,8-cineol (2%), smaller amounts of heptanes and sabinene (2%).
Cardamom medicinal uses range from relieving stomach dyspepsia, increasing appetite, soothing the mucus membranes, relieving gas and heartburn, and eliminating bad breath. Cardamom extract also contains volatile oils that provide health benefits like in aiding digestion & improving metabolism. For its aromatic fragrance it is also used for flavoring foods as well as in aroma therapy.