elletaria cardamomum - distilled from the dried ripe fruit (seeds). Has a sweet-spicy, warming fragrance with a woody-balsamic undertone. Has elements of SPICIE, FRUITIE, & SEEDIE. Used to flavor pharmaceuticals, extensively as a fragrance in soaps and perfumes. Flavor ingredient in curry and spice products.
CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating. Possible sensitizer. Dilute well for topical use. Can cause skin irritation if sensitive skin. Cardamom should not be used for children under 5 years old, as 1,8 cineole can also cause CNS and breathing problems in young children.
CHARACTER: "Confidence Weaver" Clarifying, Stimulating, Encouraging, Enthusiastic, Refreshing, Invigorating, Stability, Contentment
ETHERIC COLORS: Green, Blue, Gold, Pink, Violet
GEMS: Carnelian, Sugilite, Tiger Eye, Lapis Lazuli
ELEMENT: Water, Air
PERFUME NOTE: Top
ASTROLOGICAL: Venus & Mercury, Taurus
ENERGY TYPE: 3 or 2; Warm & Dry
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Clarity, Concentration, Direction, Motivation, Straightforward, Enthusiasm, Confidence, Courage, Purpose
USED FOR HEALING THESE NEGATIVE STATES: Mental stress, Apathy, Confusion, Inflexible, Judgmental, Intolerant, Unreasonable, Burnout, Suspicion, Sluggish, Self-pity, Bewildered, Rigid
USED FOR HEALING THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Anorexia, cramps, indigestion, heartburn, vomiting, Bad breath, edema, bacterial infection
PROPERTIES: Aphrodisiac, expectorant, anti-catarrhal
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, stimulant, tonic
PERSONALITY: Allows the spiritual to become interwoven with the physical. Can clear the mind for insights into improving our spiritual welfare.
+Strong, forthright, stimulating. You know exactly where you are with them.
+No hidden motives. Instills inspiration in others.
+Very good leader. Believes in fairness and justice. Good teacher.
+Wears an air of detachment as if nothing worries them.
+Financially careful, probably frugal. Never gets into any shady deals.
+Likes to have a few pennies tucked away for impulse buys.
+Loves flattery. Can be passionate, and love romance, possibly dreaming up crazy and exciting things to do.
+Never dull. Leads interesting life, everything seems like an adventure.
+Can be strict with their children. May expect them to be carbon copies of themselves.
-If negative, mostly suffers mental stress that can make them apathetic.
-Can become suspicious of everyone who tries to help.
-If steamed, they go for the jugular.
BLENDS: Brave Heart, Caldera, Carnelian, Cinnamon Bears, Circle of Light, Desert Serenade, Dragon Quest, Eucalyptus Grove,Gingerbread, Muladahara, Princess Bride, Red Jasper, Timberline, Vanilla Pie Spice, Yellowstone,
ARCHETYPES; LEADER, PIONEER, REBEL, SEEKER, VISIONARY, VISHNU, THE PRESERVER
Blends well with ROSE, ORANGE, BERGAMOT, CINNAMON, CLOVE, CARAWAY, YLANG YLANG, CEDAR, and NEROLI.
(Cineol, terpinyl acetate, limonene, sabiene, linalol, linalyl, pinene, zingberene.)