The name cardamom is used for herbs within two genera of the ginger family Zingiberaceae, namely Elettaria and Amomum. Its seedpod are triangular in with a thin papery outer shell and small black seeds. The seeds are distilled to product essential oil.
Elettaria and Amomum.
Rose, orange, bergamot, cinnamon, cloves, caraway and cedarwood.
a-terpineol (45%), myrcene (27%), limonene (8%), menthone (6%), b-phellandrene (3%), 1,8-cineol (2%), sabinene (2%), and smaller amounts of heptane.
Cardomom seed oil is used as a flavouring agent in both food and drink, as cooking spices and as a medicine also due to its herbal properties.