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Spice Up Your Digestive Health with Cardamom Essential Oil

Spice Up Your Digestive Health with Cardamom Essential Oil

Picture this: a warm cup of chai tea, rich with the exotic fragrance of cardamom pods dancing in the steam. Beyond its culinary allure, cardamom has been revered for centuries in traditional medicine for its therapeutic properties. Distilled from the seeds of the Elettaria cardamomum plant, cardamom essential oil Elettaria cardamomum is celebrated for its remarkable benefits, particularly in supporting digestive health. 


An Ally in Gut Health

Cardamom has been used in traditional medicine to promoting digestive and gut health digestive issues. Cardamom contains constituents that promote healthy bacteria in the digestive system, an important consideration for holistic health.1

In addition to supporting a healthy digestive system, cardamom can be a good source of vitamin C, niacin, magnesium, and potassium.2  Overall, incorporating cardamom into your routine, whether by adding it to dishes or drinks, or using the essential oil for an abdominal massage, can be a natural and flavorful way to support healthy digestion. If you’re looking for some creative ways to use cardamom to support digestive health, check out these three easy recipes!


Cardamom and digestive health


Soothing Stomach Porridge

Porridge is a comfort food for the body and soul. Try this simple Slippery Elm and Cardamom porridge to support digestive inflammation conditions such as gastritis, colitis, enteritis.


  • 1 ½ teaspoons of Slippery elm Ulmus rubra powder
  • ½ pint of Milk Milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Honey
  • 1 pinch of Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum (powdered)


Mix the slippery elm and honey into a paste. Bring the milk to a boil and stir in the paste. Add the cardamom to taste. Drink while warm. 


Happy Tummy Blend

Whether caused by motion sickness, medications, an infection, or a myriad of other culprits, an unsettled tummy can derail your plans. Consider this support blend:


  • 100 drops of Cardamom Elletaria cardamomum oil: 100 drops
  • 50 drops of Ginger Zingiber officinale oil
  • 1 ounce of a light base oil such as Camellia Camellia oleifera


Blend together the cardamom and ginger oils. Dilute 24 drops of the mixture into your base oil. Massage  teh blend lightly into your chest and neck area.


Healthy Digestion Massage Blend

Consider this healthy digestion massage blend:


  • 10 drops of Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum oil
  • 4 teaspoons of a Carrier oil (such as sweet almond, sesame, or grapeseed oil)


Dilute the cardamom essential oil in your carrier oil. Gently massage the mixture into your abdomen using clockwise circles.


Harnessing the power of cardamom offers a natural and flavorful way to nurture digestive health. So why not try on of these recpies and spice up your life with a dash of cardamom today? 

Learn more ways to incorporate essential oils in your daily life with AROMA 101 Introduction to Aromatherapy, offered by American College of Healthcare Sciences.  



  1. Noumi, E., Snoussi, M., Alreshidi, M. M., Rekha, P.-D., Saptami, K., Caputo, L., De Martino, L., Souza, L. F., Msaada, K., Mancini, E., Flamini, G., Al-sieni, A., & De Feo, V. (2018). Chemical and Biological Evaluation of Essential Oils from Cardamom Species. Molecules, 23(11), 2818. https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/23/11/2818
  2.  Lewis, G. (2024, March 5). Cardamom | Origins, Taste, Uses, & Benefits. Britannica. Retrieved April 29, 2024, from https://www.britannica.com/plant/cardamom


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This content is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice. Always use herbs and essential oils with caution and keep out of reach of children. Use particular caution when pregnant or nursing. Always check contraindications and think safety first! The statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.