Cardamom Green Oil
Cardamom green oil is a volatile oil extracted from the seeds of the plant Elettaria cardamomum. It is composed primarily of terpenes, such as α-pinene, β-pinene, sabinene, and limonene, as well as various oxygenated compounds, including 1,8-cineole, linalool, and terpinen-4-ol. The oil has a characteristic spicy and woody aroma and is commonly used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages. It also has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, making it useful in traditional medicine and aromatherapy.
The oil is also used in the cosmetic industry, particularly in skincare products, due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is often added to formulations for improving skin texture and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
In traditional medicine, cardamom green oil is used for a variety of purposes, including treating digestive problems, respiratory infections, and menstrual disorders. It is also believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making it a popular ingredient in aromatherapy blends.
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Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum (L.)
CAS #: 8000-66-6
EINECS #: 288-922-1
FEMA #: 2241
Color: Colorless to pale yellow liquid
Odor: Warm, spicy, balsam, woody
Origin: Obtained by steam distillation from the seeds of Elettaria Cardamomum
Physical Status: Liquid
Flash Point (Closed cup): 59°C
Refractive Index: 1.460 – 1.467 @20°C
Relative Density: 0.920 – 0.940 @25°C
Optical Rotation: +15º to +30º