Nutmeg

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Description

A tropical tree native to Indonesia, nutmeg is also commonly cultivated in the Caribbean. The plant produces a fruit that actually contains the source of two spices and essential oils, mace, the reddish seed covering, and nutmeg, the brown seed itself. Warm, spicy and slightly sweet, nutmeg is used as a dry ground spice in a wide variety of international cuisines. Nutmeg is widely used by the pharmaceutical industry in analgesic and tonic preparations, and also as a flavoring in many commercially prepared foods.

Uses

Nutmeg Essential Oil is favored for:

  • Hair – May be used to strengthen hair, try adding to a tonic or shampoo.
  • Digestion – Nutmeg is most noted for its toning action on the digestive system. It is used to help control vomiting, nausea, relieve cramps and spasms in the intestines, help to expel gas from the intestines and ease indigestion, diarrhea, parasites and poor digestion.
  • Appetite – Nutmeg has been shown to protect the liver and aid in maintaining healthy glucose levels. It is said to stimulate the appetite making it useful for those suffering from anorexia.
  • Focus – Nutmeg is invigorating and stimulates the mind, strengthening it and helping increase ones focus and concentration.
  • Aphrodisiac – Nutmeg is often utilized to stimulate low sex drive.

 

Additional Information

Weight 0.5oz
Botanical NameMyristica fragrans
Method of ExtractionSteam Distilled
Plant Parts UsedSeeds
OriginIndia
Blends Well WithBlack Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, Rosemary, Vanilla
Aromatic ScentMusky, spicy-sweet aroma

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How to use

Nutmeg oil may be useful for alleviating muscular and joint pain. Nutmeg oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, so massaging nutmeg oil on the affected area may be helpful for the symptomatic relief of discomfort caused by arthritis, rheumatism, and lumbago.

Useful tips

Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.