Cardamom

CODE: 46

CHF 33.05

In stock
Latin names: Elettaria cardamomum, Amomum cardamomum, Amomum elettaria
French names: Cardamome, Cardamome de Malabar
Other English names: Green cardamom
Extracted from: Pods
 
  • Multipurpose oil for anything concerning digestion: impressive!
  • Freshens the breath 
  • Fresh, fruity, flowery, lemony, similar to pepper without being hot. The exact same smell as the spice. 
 
Cardamom belongs to the same family as ginger, zedoary, curcuma. It grows in the shade of some trees it particularly likes (not all of them though...). And yet it requires a lot of sun: shade and sun. Cultivating cardamom in tree-lined alleys, harvesting its tiny fruits, all this requires a lot of attention and time. Oh no, this is not an expensive oil!
 
Its stems rise from an underground plump rhizome like its famous brother: ginger. Firstly, a few leaves above ground level, then long leaves with a special feature: they are ribbed in two directions: parallel to the deep central rib and small streaks like those on a vinyl record. Blossoms are most strange: they look like elves with petals like curved flames from a bud that grows in the shape of a cone.
 
Hippocrates, the Greek father of medicine, wrote texts about using cardamom as a healer for many ailments. He had already added a lot of Ayurvedic elements to the pre-European medicine of that time - Ayurvedic texts in which cardamom was already mentioned, are over three thousand years old. The Arab caravans first brought the plant in European countries as a perfume. The Egyptians benefitted from this traffic, and used it as substrate in religious ceremonies.
 
Turkey (geographically midway) reminds us that it is the natural antidote to coffee. Similarly, Iranians use it with tea. Let's continue our journey towards the East and make fun of English mountaineers who wanted to climb the Himalayas after colonising India. Many of them got strokes during such a gigantic physical effort, until they accepted to listen to the local wise men’s pieces of advice. They then started chewing cardamom every time their heart struggled to understand the reason why they would want to conquer the mountains so badly.
 
To digest emotions.
To assimilate life's ups and downs.
To overcome wounds.
Helps you to listen to the heart.
Allows you to develop your exceptional abilities.
 

Digestif, Apéritif
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Antinauséeux, Antivomitif (adaptogène)
Vomitif adaptogène, Emétique adaptogène, Aide à provoquer le vomissement (efficace lors de nécessité seulement)
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Antistress adaptogène
Antitartre, Combat le tartre
Antihalitosique, Combat la mauvaise haleine
Spasmolytique, Antispasmodique
Cardiotonique
Régulateur cardiaque
Stimule la concentration, Améliore les facultés mentales
Anticatarrhal, Mucolytique, Expectorant
Antiprurique, Antiprurigineux, Combat les démangeaisons
Tonique hépatique, Hépatotonique, Tonique du foie
Chélateur des métaux lourds, Elimine les métaux lourds
Anti-céphalée, Antalgique anti-maux de tête

Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Nausées de voyage, Nausées de grossesse, Vomissements
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage
Stress
Tartre dentaire
Mauvaise haleine, Halitose
Fatigue cardiaque, Effort trop soutenu
Palpitations cardiaques, Troubles du rythme cardiaque
Manque de concentration, Inattention
Catarrhe, Mucus
Grippe ORL, Pneumonie, Bronchite, Bronchiolite, Toux grasse, Sinusite
Infections digestives, Grippe intestinale, Gastro-entérite, Turista, Choléra
Démangeaisons, Prurit, Piqûres d’insectes
Affection hépatique, Surcharge hépatique, Repas gras
Pollution par les métaux lourds
Maux de crâne, Maux de tête, Céphalées, Migraines simples

Ennobles Vata
Helps one utilise their Pitta
Transforms Kapha from being a weight to being fully achieved

Oxides (20-45% 1,8-cineole)
Monoterpene esters (ethyl-alpha terpinyl 30-45%)
Terpene (linalool 3-10%)
Ketone: none
Furanocoumarins: none

 Batch CAR2001/2668  (PDF, 277 Ko, French)
 Batch CAR2001/2758  (PDF, 277 Ko, French)

03/08/2011     Batch CAR401J091816 (PDF, 135 Ko, French)
27/11/2012     Batch CAR401J091816 (PDF, 272 Ko, French)
No contraindication within physiological dosage.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children and pregnant women: no contraindication within physiological dosage.
 
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