NUTMEG (Kernel of the nut) Myristica fragrans
Nutmeg oil has a warm-spicy, rich and somewhat sweet aroma. It has soothing and comforting properties as well as being emotionally uplifting and balancing.
Nutmeg essential oil is also known to be an aphrodisiac Useful for warming and toning the muscles and in after sports massage, best used in low concentration.
This warming spicy essential oil is used in aromatherapy to fight inflammations and muscle as well as rheumatic pain, while assisting the digestive system and supporting the reproductive system, and at the same time stimulating and invigorating the mind.
Nutmeg oil stimulates the heart and circulation, activates the mind and revives people from fainting spells, while stimulating the digestive system and fighting wind, nausea, chronic vomiting and diarrhoea.
It encourages appetite and averts constipation, fights gallstones and is a tonic for the reproductive system, while regulating scanty periods, relieving frigidity and impotence. It can aid births by strengthening contractions.
The oil has shown good anti-inflammatory action, and is also successful in relieving pain, especially muscular aches and pain, as well as rheumatism.
Nutmeg oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well with one another, nutmeg oil blends particularly well with Black Pepper, Clary sage, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Petitgrain and Rosemary.
The therapeutic properties of Nutmeg oil are analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, laxative, parturient, stimulant and tonic.
Therapeutic properties explained
The main chemical components of nutmeg oil are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, safrole, methyl eugenol and myristicin.
Our Nutmeg Essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the dried seeds and originates from Indonesia.
Nutmeg oil is considered non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, yet in very large dosage may become toxic with symptoms such as nausea and stupor, which is most likely due to the myristicin contained in the oil (mace oil has a higher concentration of myristicin than normal nutmeg oil). This oil should not be used during pregnancy.
Nutmeg essential oil may be toxic in large doses. Use in low dilutions. Avoid using during pregnancy and on young children.