Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||Yellowish green to greenish brown liquid withPowerful, spicy, fruity, fresh odor|
|:||soluble in alcohol and other organics solvents and insoluble in water|
|:||0.920-0.936 @ 20°C|
|:||+22.0-+44.0 @ 20°C|
|:||1.460-1.490 @ 20°C|
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:Cardamom is a dried, unripe fruit of the perennial Elettaria cardamomum. It is enclosed in fruit pods that are tiny, brown, aromatic seeds that have pungent and sweet taste. It is usually used in cooking as well as in teas, tinctures and infusions. Having in it carminative and stimulant properties, it is also used for treating urinary problems.
CONSTITUENTS:myrcene (27%), a-terpineol (45%), limonene (8%), b-phellandrene (3%), menthone (6%), 1,8-cineol (2%), sabinene (2%), smaller amounts of heptane.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:Desert flauouring, milk dairy product
BLENDS WITH:Brahmi, gardenia, asafetida, and ghee.
COMMON NAMES:Elaichi, Elettaria cardamomum, Bai Dou Kou, Amomum cardamomum, Cardamon, Cardomomi Fructus, Ela.
USES:The cardamom seeds are regarded as a digestive and are considered effective against flatulence and minor stomach problems and as an anti-spasmodic. It also finds usage in various food products including cakes, cookies and ice cream. Having mild sedative properties, Cardamom Absolute oil is also used to flavor pharmaceuticals as well as ad fragrance in soaps, perfumes, detergents and other body care products.