Cardamom & Cardamom Vitality- Young Living
💜 FUN FACTS 💜
Often referred to as the Queen of Spices, Cardamom has its roots in India but is beloved around the world. Cardamom was used in ancient times for the treatment of all kinds of ailments from epilepsy and spasms to urinary and cardiac issues. It was beloved as a “catch-all” oil for healing and general wellness. Best of all, cardamom is said to neutralize the lingering odor of garlic! Before becoming a popular spice, cardamom was actually used during ancient times. The Romans used it to soothe their stomachs whenever they overindulged, while the Egyptians added it to perfumes and incense. Meanwhile, the Arabs loved mixing it into their coffee for added flavor.
💜 WHAT IT DOES 💜
Today Cardamom is widely used for promoting muscle calmness from spasms, whether respiratory in nature or muscle skeletal. It also promotes healthy skin, working as a natural cleanser, giving the skin a natural radiance. Many people love cardamom to help slow the signs of aging. it has been known as an oil of beauty across generations.
Cardamom helps promote general wellness as it stimulated the digestive system, promotes healthy teeth and gums (and freshens breath! Remember the lingering garlic problem?) IN the Gi tract, it It helps maintain proper secretion of gastric juices, bile and acids in the stomach which is essential for proper function. Additionally, it stimulates the urinary tract and sweating, which aids in the elimination of toxins from the body. And it also works incredibly well in the respiratory system, not only calming respiratory muscle contractions, but also opening airways. With regards to the nervous system, cardamom is said to have a positive effect on neurotransmitters, particularly those associated with the gut, which helps reduce feelings of nausea, especially during pregnancy. Overall, cardamom is a wonderful oil to use in may ways when needing a boost to the immune system.
- Immune System
- Musculoskeletal system
- Digestive system
- Cardiovascular system
- nervous system
- Skin/ beauty
💜 IDEAS FOR USE- TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (Non-Vitality™) 💜
Add a drop to your face cream or moisturizer to reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
Add to carrier oil and rub over abdomen for digestive support
Rub over the chest for respiratory support
Diffuse or deep inhale to open airways and calm muscles
apply to feet bottoms for immune support at bedtime
Inhale to calm the nervous / digestive system as needed
Apply to the lower back for sciatic nerve support
Apply to the temples, crown of head or forehead for soothing
Deep inhale/ diffuse to overcome mental fatigue
Apply over the intestines to maintain healthy gas levels
Add a few drops to your bath for a refreshing and invigorating experience
Massage over solar plexus to promote comfort from digestion
Massage over abdomen for menstrual comfort
Rub into joints for comfort, particularly knees, hands and knuckles
💜 IDEAS FOR USE- INTERNAL -(Vitality™ only) 💜
Add a few drops to water and gargle as a mouthwash for gum health or to freshen breath
Take a few drops in a veggie capsule daily to stimulate the digestive system
Add to your marinades, soups, stews or other recipes
Add a few drops to your coffee for dietary and digestive support (and flavor!)
add a few drops to oatmeal
Chai Tea or cider flavoring
💜 CONSTITUENTS 💜
- 1,8 cineol
- Alcohols: linalol
- Monoterpenes: myrcene, l-limonene
💜 BLENDS WITH 💜
- Cinnamon Bark
- Ylang Ylang
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