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February’s Oil of the Month by Victoria Lily – Cardamom

February 01st, 2018

This month, my oil of choice is Cardamom. I began using this oil a few years ago after watching a series on television about using spices in cooking.  They were explaining the properties of the spices and I decided to look into the use of them as essential oils.  Spice oils are wonderful and have many really helpful properties.  Cardamom for example can be used to reduce spasms, reduce nausea, it has been used to neutralise effects of chemotherapy, it is also an antiseptic oil, aphrodisiac and digestive aid among other things.

Cardamom essential oil stimulates the entire body system.  The stimulating effect also boosts the spirits so is useful for depression or fatigue.  It also stimulates various enzymes and hormones in the body and as previously mentioned, aids digestion so encourages the maintenance of proper metabolic action through the body.

Cardamom oil has a warming effect.  It heats  up the body, therefore promoting sweating which can help to clear congestion and coughs, also relieving common cold symptoms.

Oils that blend will with Cardamom are Rose, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Cloves and Orange.



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