Botanical Name Elettaria cardamomum  
Botanical family Zingiberaceae 
Origin Guatemala 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Seeds 
Note Middle 
Appearance limpid, mobile liquid 
Color orange-yellow 
Odor spicy and balsamic 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Esters (40%): terpinyl acetate, linalyl acetate  Oxides (40%): 1,8-cineole Alcohols (5%): linalool, terpineol  Monoterpenes (5%): limonene, sabinene 
Therapeutic properties Stomachic, eupeptic, digestive stimulant +++  
Neurotrophic antispasmodic ++  
Anticatarrhal, expectorant ++ 
Anti-inflammatory ++ 
Analgesic ++ 
Main therapeutic indications Dyspepsia, slow digestion, indigestion, wind +++ 
Spastic colitis, intestinal spasms ++ 
Stomach pain with neurovegetative and dyspeptic origins ++  
Colds, catarrh ++ 
Nausea of all kinds +++ 
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