Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomoum) Essential Oil

A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Cardamom is commonly used internally to help soothe occasional stomach discomfort.* Its distinct scent can promote a positive mood. Ingested Cardamom also has profound effects on the respiratory system due to its high 1,8-cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.* Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, minty aroma and flavor. doTERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CPTG® testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.


  • Delivers a cooling sensation to the skin
  • May help ease occasional indigestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health
  • Promotes clear breathing and respiratory health
  • Flavorful spice for cooking and baking


  • Use internally as part of a daily health regimen to support healthy gastrointestinal function.*
  • Add to bread, smoothies, meats, and salads to enhance food flavor.
  • Diffuse or inhale for a sense of openness and mental clarity.
  • Combine with other spices and herbs like ginger and clove in a bowl and 2-3 drops of essential oil for a fragrant potpourri


Spicy, fruity, warm, balsamic


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A – Aromatically T – Topically I – Internally


A – Aromatically T – Topically I – Internally


A – Aromatically T – Topically I – Internally


Steam Distillation




Terpinyl acetate, 1,8-cineole


Not all essential oils are created equal. Extraction method is critical to know. Consequently, not all cardamom essential oil can be safely used as suggested here. Possible skin sensitivity. Always test for skin sensitivity prior to widespread use and use on the feet when possible. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Always know the essential oil brand and test carefully. Read all labels and supplemental facts. Never use any essential oil in a way not recommended by its producer.

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