In aromatherapy the oil is used sparingly as it is very pungent and can easily dominate a blend. It aids problems of the digestive system, such as colic, cramps, dyspepsia, indigestion, flatulence and heartburn. It can also be used as an invigorating oil for mental fatigue and nervous exhaustion. Carefully dosed it can add a special note to aphrodisiac blends. Use with caution.
Cardamom is used in love and sex magic. It may be used in love philtres and amulets to attract a lover. The scent is complex and sensual. It stimulates and arouses the base chakra. As an ingredient of incense it may bring clarity to a situation where selfishness destroys love, or the mind is confused and the heart torn between two lovers.