Cardamom is a spice, which is a close relative to ginger, and is used in many Indian dishes. It has a warming effect on the body, which can decease mucus and promote clear breathing. Also like ginger it is beneficial for the digestive system.
This oil can be ingested, used directly on the skin or diffused in the air.
For respiratory colds it is best to rub directly on the chest. For children, dilute in a carrier oil.
Modern science has confirmed that helichrysum, a medicinal flower, contains special properties that make it an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, anti fungal, and antibacterial. This powerful flower oil is useful for many conditions.
In regards to sinus and respiratory health the best application is to rub this oil directly on the bridge of your nose, around your sinuses, and on your chest. As a double benefit, helichrysum will also help even out skin tone and blemishes!
This oil can Not be ingested.
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