This delightfully sunny gentle spice oil is much higher in Limonene than its distilled counterpart, and much lower in1,8-cineole. I fell in love with its light citrusy spice aroma.
When comparing to the distilled Cardamom essential oil, I would expect the CO2 extracted Cardamom would be less effective as a respiratory oil, because of the lower level of 1,8-cineole. However, for digestive issues, it should be at least as effective, and emotionally I think it will shine. Mark Webb, of AromaMedix.com reminds me that the CO2 extracted Cardamom Oil will have enhanced anti-spasmodic effects because of its higher level of esters. This would make it shine in any digestive blend.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 2 to 3 years after you open the bottle. Storing dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.