DescriptionA close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Its distinct scent can also promote a positive mood. Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavour. dōTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG™ testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.
- Known as one of the most flavourful essential oils.
- A versatile flavouring component widely used across the world in savoury dishes, commonly crushed in seed form to expose the oil and potent aroma.
- Cool, minty aroma and herbaceous flavour ideal for soups, salads and seasoning for savoury recipes.
Add to bread, smoothies, meats, and salads to enhance food flavour.
Although you can buy ground cardamom at your local grocery store, you will likely be missing some of the flavour of the original seed because the essential oils start to lose flavour soon after the seeds are ground. Dip a toothpick in your bottle of Cardamom oil and swirl the toothpick directly into your recipe; this will give you just the right amount of flavour.
Cardamom: The Perfect Baking Side-kick
Ready to spice up your homemade bread? Try adding a drop of Cardamom essential oil to your next loaf! This exotic spice will bring a whole new flavour to old family favourites. For a special treat, try adding Cardamom to sweet loaves like banana bread! Yum!
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice. Food additive use:Dilute one drop in 125 ml of liquid.
Topical use: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil.
Only use diluted. Take no more than one drop per day. Keep out of reach of children. Keep out of eyes and mucosa.