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4 Great Uses For Cardamom

4 Great Uses For Cardamom
November 10, 2015 No comments

Blue World Newsletter

Cardamom therapeutic essential oil is one that will work wonders for your digestive and respiratory tract. Much of the worlds cardamom is produced in Guatemala, and is commonly used in Latin, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese cooking. Don’t be surprised if the aroma is a little off-putting at first. It has a sweet smell that is distinctively spicy, it smells like something that you should be using in an ethnic recipe rather than as an essential oil. Here are some of the best ways to use the oil for therapeutic properties:

1. Stomach/Digestion:

If you are having problems with nausea or motion sickness, you can diffuse a couple drops, or dab on a couple drops to your pulse points and inhale. It can also help with stomach aches and gas by settling your stomach.

2. Respiratory:

If you’re feeling a little stuffed up or wheezy, adding a couple drops to a diffuser or humidifier can really help ease the stress on your lungs. When you breathe it in it creates a stimulating effect to relax your respiratory tract and clear your sinuses.

3. Muscle Aches:

Cardamom oil creates a warming effect when used to massage muscles. The oil will help to prevent muscle spasms and cramping as well. It also works great for headaches when rubbed into the temples and at the base of your skull.

4. Aphrodisiac:

Watch out ladies and gentlemen! Cardamom can also be used as an aphrodisiac. It works by helping the stimulation of blood flow which can aid in ED, or just overall arousal. It has been mentioned throughout history in the Middle East as being a cure for all sorts of sexual ailments. Use it wisely.

If the scent is too much for you, it works very well when blended with any other spices such as Cedarwood, Cinnamon, and Clove. This essential oil is also safe to use on younger children, just consult your doctor or pediatrician before use. It is much milder than some of the other oils that work well for respiratory and digestive issues such as, eucalyptus and peppermint oil, which makes for a gentler use for the young ones. Cardamom oil is a great and soothing oil that often gets overlooked. Give it a shot!

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