Cardamom Oil Specification
It is obtained by the steam distillation of the seed of ellettaria cardamomum
It is almost color-less or pale yellow to light brownish liquid.
0.917 TO 0.947
1.4630 - 1.4660
+22º TO +44º
Soluble in alcohol and other organics solvents and insoluble in water.
Perfumery compounds, flavoring of pickles, meat sauces, seasonings, etc., pharmaceuticals, liquors & tobacco.
Ancient herb - Cardamom has been highly valued both as a spice and a medicine and was known in Greece in the 4th century BC.
Digestive problems - Throughout history, cardamom has been used for the relief of digestive problems, especially indigestion, gas, and cramps. Cardamom has a pleasant taste and is often used in digestive remedies, its delicate flavor helping to counteract the taste of less palatable herbs.
Current Indian uses - Cardamom is used in India for many conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, kidney stones, anorexia, debility, and weakened vata.
Chinese remedy - In China, cardamom is taken for urinary incontinence and as a tonic.
Bad breath - Cardamom is an effective treatment for bad breath, and when taken with garlic helps to reduce garlic's strong smell.
Aphrodisiac - Cardamom has a long-lasting reputation as an aphrodisiac.