Cardomon essential oil is distilled from the ripe fruit (seeds) of the herb. The dried seeds are extensively used in food in India but also in Europe and the Middle East. They have also been used as a traditional Chinese remedy for thousands of years for digestive and urinary complaints and Hippocrates promoted their use for various conditions. Cardomon essential oil has a sweet, spicy, warming aroma which blends well with citrus oils as well as other spice oils, Ylang Ylang, Rose and Neroli. It is often used as a fragrance in soaps and perfumes, as well as in pharmaceuticals for stomach complaints. Try adding 2 drops of Cardomon, 1 drop of Rose and 2 drops of Bergamot to a burner or diffuser to create an exotic, warming atmosphere. Or, blend 2 drops of Cardomon with 1 drop of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops of Sweet Orange in 10ml of Peach Kernel oil. Add to warm bathwater for a luxurious and seductive soak.