Cardomom (Elettaria cardamom) is calming and relieves colic in babies by diluting a drop in 3 tablespoons of a carrier oil and applying 2 drops on the feet. For people,it reduces digestive complaints, such as cramping, heartburn, indigestion, vomiting, flatulence and colic. It is the best essential oil for digestion. Psychologically, Cardamom aids in the transformation of dreams come true. I use it in the Dreamtime blend. The oil is also soothing to the nerves and alleviates mental fatigue. A nurturing, warm feeling encourages the body to heal and regenerate. I especially use it in children's blends. Cardamom blends with frankincense, rose, geranium, patchouli, litsea cubeba and citrus oils. It adds a light spicy floral note in Oriental blends.
Dilute 2 drops in ½ cup of water or 1 tablespoon of carrier oil.