Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) essential oil benefits
Nutmeg has a long culinary and healing history from India to Egypt where its disinfectant properties were well known besides its aromatic use.
Nutmeg is stimulating, invigorating and can be used to counteract mental fatigue because it is a well known motor cortex and adrenals stimulant.
Nutmeg is a muscle and nerves relaxant and it eases recovery from nerve pain and muscle tension. It is also a wonderful tonic for problematic digestion: from encouraging healthy appetite to indigestion.
It is considered an aphrodisiac.
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the fruit
Origin: India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Color: Pale yellow
Aroma: Fresh, warm, woody, spicy
Blends well with: Orange, Mandarin, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Frankincense, Marjoram Sweet, Sandalwood, and Vetiver.
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, digestive, stimulant, tonic
Safety: Do not use with children and while pregnant
HOW TO USE
To stimulate a healthy appetite and digestion burn 2-5 drops before a meal (suitable during pregnancy but in low doses). Best if blended with a citrus oil.
Dilute 2-3 drops of Nutmeg oil to 5 ml of carrier oil and massage to relieve still muscles and joints. Do not use on inflamed areas immediately after a sprain or strain (use Peppermint or Plai instead).
Dilute 1 drops of Nutmeg oil to 5 ml of carrier oil + 1 drop Ginger + 1 drop Black pepper + 2 drops Geranium + 2 drops Ylang Yland as perfume
Nutmeg essential oil must be used in low dilutions. Prolonged use can cause the opposite effect. Very high doses may cause hallucinations and convulsions. Not for internal intake.