Weekly essential oil highlight…Cardamom

This week I talk about sweet spicy cardamom. The aroma makes me salivate. Hints of lemon sherbet and mint. A warming strengthening oil. Useful for chronic fatigue states.

Botanically known as Elettaria Cardamomun it is regarded as the Queen of Spices and grows in Southern India reaching a height of 3 metres. It is regarded as one of the most expensive spices in the world after saffron and vanilla. In Ayurvedic medicine it has been used for over 3000 years for respiratory and digestive conditions. Colic, cramps, flatulence and indigestion are all helped by this wonderful oil.  It is a fantastic analgesic oil helping with muscular aches and pains. For me, I find it beautifully comforting and warming and as a cephalic oil for use with clients who suffer from lack of clarity and focus.  Many report that it gives them a new found confidence and takes away worrying thoughts which makes it a gentle tonic for the nervous system.  A precious oil with a wealth of properties.  I use this powerful oil in my acupressure facial and head massage for those that just can’t switch off. It works…………