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The Where From 

Guatemalans have been harvesting Cardamom for centuries.  Though the plant is popular in several areas throughout the world, it is one of Guatemala’s top export products, and the labor-intensive harvesting process makes it one of the most expensive spices worldwide.  doTERRA has a Co-Impact Sourcing initiative that help local growers get a fair price for their product which also helps improve their quality of life.  One of the projects doTERRA did in Guatemala was building a new drying facility which helped the farmers improve the efficiency of the harvesting and production process.  doTERRA also partnered with CHOICE Humanitarian to fund the construction of the Saka'abe Training Center which serves as a learning center for community members.  

The What For and How To  

Cardamom oil can be used to slow down muscle contractions in the intestines and to ease bowel looseness, which is why it is commonly taken to help with digestion.  It's also helpful for the respiratory system because of its high cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health.

  • Add a drop to at least 4 oz of liquid to help with digestive issues.
  • Put 1-2 drops on your tummy after a heavy meal. 
  • Use 3-4 drops in a diffuser or breathe from the bottle to help with mental clarity and support the respiratory system.
  • Add to meat marinades, salad dressing, and smoothies. 

Emotional Support

The oil of Objectivity.  Cardamom helps people with frustration and anger.  It helps them be more objective and have self-control.  Cardamom will help people take personal owership and responsibility for their feelings.

Diffuser Blends

Cardamom essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clove, Thyme, Serenity or Oregano