Botanical Name – Elettaria cardamomum
Aroma – Sweet, spicy and clearing
Uses – Supports the digestive system, especially the stomach, helping with breaking down and absorption. It is listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia as a ‘specific’ for flatulence and dyspepsia. There is some evidence that it helps increase bile production and therefore is useful for the absorption of fats. Clears mental fatigue. Sweetens the breath.
Extracted – Steam distillation
Part of Plant – Dried ripe seeds
Country of Origin – Sri Lanka
Chemical Constituents – 1,8 cineol, terpinene, limonenel
Organic Certificate – This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association’s standards exceed the UK government’s minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.