Cardamom oil is used as the spice due to its aromatic nature in the Indian and the European cuisines. Cardamom oil is extracted from the cardamom seeds. A numerous health advantages are power-packed in cardamom oil.
The cardamom oil is obtained from the steam distillation process from the freshly dried cardamoms. This oil is used for many purposes as it has the manifold benefits with respect to hair, skin, and health. It has the admirable use in the aromatherapy.This oil is very gentle and is quite safe to use for children when compared with other oils. For many digestive and respiratory needs, it is a great substitute. Cardamom is mainly added to the baked bread; it is mixed with tea and coffee and is popularly used in rice dishes mainly in Biryani. It is one among the most expensive spices.
Directions to use
Generally, cardamom oil is nontoxic, safe oil. However, before using it on the skin a patch test is recommended to know the skin sensitivities and any other reactions. Without taking the suggestions from the doctor the pregnant ladies and nursing women are not supposed to use this oil. As it can cause irritation and the warming effect of the oil might harm the baby.
Aromatic description: Sweet, rich, spicy, and woody
Plant part: seeds
Collection method: steam distillation
Main constituents: a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, a-phellandrene, y-terpinene, 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, linalool, p-cymene, linalyl acetate, a-terpineol, terpinen-4-oil, a-terpineol acetate, citronellol, geraniol, nerol, methyl eugenol, and trans-nerolidol