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Cardamom Essential Oil

Elettaria cardamomum

Valued worldwide as a spice for its flavor, Cardamom provides an essential oil that can aid digestion and respiratory function.* It is also cooling to the mood and skin.


Usage Tips:

  • Add Cardamom to your cooking and baking for delicious twist on taste and a boost to the wellness of the digestive and respiratory systems.*
  • Diffuse or breathe in from your hands for a sense of openness and refreshed feelings—this will also promote the feeling of clear airways and easy breathing.
  • Take a drop or two internally after over-indulging at dinner.*
  • For a cooling sensation to the skin, apply topically. 
  • Diffuse in the mornings or on cold days for a warm aroma that is both spicy and sweet. 

doTERRA Cardamom oil bottle on a plate with carrots, seeds, and potatoes. Wondering how to use Cardamom oil? People love to use Cardamom essential oil for cooking, to cool the skin, to aid in digestion, and more.

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What Is Cardamom?

Cardamom, a relative to Ginger, is known as the “Queen of Spices.” It is used in cooking around the world. From the East, to the Middle East, to Scandanavia, cardamom is used in a variety of dishes. In addition to its popular flavor, Cardamom essential oil provides a variety of benefits to health and wellness, especially digestive health.*

What Are the Health Benefits of Cardamom?

Taken internally, Cardamom improves healthy gastrointestinal function.* It can alleviate occasional feelings of stomach discomfort, and may help ease indigestion.* Adding Cardamom to bread, smoothies, meats, salads, teas, and more will not only enhance food flavor, but aid digestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health.*

Due to its high 1,8-cineole content, Cardamom also promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.* Try taking a drop of Cardamom internally to promote easy breathing.* In addition to its respiratory benefits,* diffusing Cardamom has calming aromatic effects. Cardamom’s distinct scent carries warm balsamic tones with a spicy sweetness. It soothes the nervous system* and promotes a positive mood. 

The soothing quality of Cardamom applies not just to emotions, but to the skin as well. Cardamom leaves a cool, refreshed sensation when administered topically. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to avoid skin irritation or sensitivity. 

Where Does Cardamom Come From?

doTERRA Cardamom essential oil is sourced in Guatemala through Co-Impact Sourcing®. The seed of the plant is steam distilled, producing this versatile, treasured essential oil.

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Bottle of Cardamom essential oil with green leaves and fresh cardamom seeds. Cardamom oil has many benefits and uses. Try using Cardamom essential oil to add flavor when cooking, to promote feelings of easy breathing, or to aid in digestion.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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