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Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● CARDAMOM OIL
● CARDAMOM OIL, ESSENTIAL
● CARDAMOM OIL; CARDAMOM OIL; CARDAMOM RESINOID
● CARDAMOM OILS
● CARDAMOM SEED OIL
● CARDAMOM SEED OIL (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (L.) MATON)
● CARDAMON (ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM) OIL
● ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED OIL
● ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED OIL
● ESSENTIAL CARDAMOM OIL
● OIL OF CARDAMOM
● OIL, ESSENTIAL, CARDAMOM
● OILS, CARDAMOM

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the dried ripe seeds ofElettaria cardamomum.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo3 products
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body spray2 products
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mask2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
body oil2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
toothpaste1 products
facial cleanser1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
fragrance for men1 products
lip balm1 products
daily use with SPF1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
49 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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