Detox Massage Oil
Product Code: VRINEO0006025  
Botanical Name Elettaria cardamomum
Common Name Elaichi
Country of Origin India
Solubility Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity 0.937@ 72°F
Optical Rotation 26.8
Refrective Index 1.465@ 72°F
PlantPart Seeds
Bland With Rose, bergamot, orange, cinnamon, caraway, cloves and cedarwood.
CAS No 85940-32-5
Flash Point 78°C
Extraction Method Steam Distilled


Cardamom Seed Oil is derived from herbs within two genera of ginger family Zingiberaceae, namely Elettaria and Amomum. It has sweet, spicy & almost balsamic in fragrance and is clear to pale yellow in color as well as slightly watery in viscosity. An important ingredient in Asian cooking, the essential oil is extracted by steam distillation process from seeds of fruit gathered just before they are ripe. Cardamom is a major spice crop of India and improvement of the crop has attracted considerable attention after independence. The 'Western Ghat forests' of the Malabar Coast of India is the centre of origin and the primary centre of diversity of cardamom. In ancient days, cardamom was collected mainly by tribal people as a forest produce. Later, by the end of 19" century, cardamom plantations came up in Western Ghat forest areas and also in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The credit for starting organized cultivation of cardamom goes to the British planters. Later cardamom was introduced to Guatemala from Ceylon by 1920s and after the second world war cardamom production in Guatemala expanded considerably and by 1970s the country became the largest commercial producer of cardamom eclipsing the monopoly of India.


Cardamom was well known in ancient times. The Egyptians used it in perfumes and incense and chewed it to whiten their teeth. The Romans used it for their stomachs when they over-indulged. The Arabs used it ground in their coffee. It is an important ingredient in Asian cooking. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a perennial, herbaceous rhizomatous monocot, belonging to the family Zingiberaceae. It is a native of the moist evergreen forests of the Western Ghats of South India. The cardamom of commerce is the dried ripe fruit (capsule) of the cardamom plant. This is often referred to as the 'Queen of Spices' because of its very pleasant aroma and taste and is highly valued from ancient times. It is grown extensively in the hilly regions of South India at elevations of 600-1300 m as an under crop in forest lands. Cardamom is also grown in Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania and Guatemala. Guatemala is incidentally the largest producer of cardamom now.

Color & Aroma

Color : Colorless to very pale yellow liquid with warm spicy, camphor odor,

Aroma : Cardamom Essential Oil is sweet, spicy and almost balsamic in fragrance.


a-pinene, sabinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, a-phellandrene, y-terpinene, p-cymene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinolene, terpinen-4-oil, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, a-terpineol, a-terpineol acetate, methyl eugenol and trans-nerolidol.


Cardamom seed oil is particularly helpful for digestive system and works as laxative in soothing colic, wind, dyspepsia & nausea (Even nausea in pregnancy). It also warms stomach and helps with heartburns. Having a refreshing and uplifting effect, the oil’s expectorant properties help clear coughs as well as a well-known remedy for impotence & low sexual response. Cardamom oil is produced commercially using crushed fruits. It is used mainly as an alternative to the spice for flavouring a wide range of processed and frozen foods, condiments, gelatines and beverages. It is also used to a minor extent as tobacco flavouring, and in cosmetics, soaps, lotions and perfumes. Oleoresin is used as an oil substitute in similar products.

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