Nutmeg Essential Oil – Myristica fragrans – Steam distilled from ground nutmeg- colourless to light yellow.
Nutmeg Essential Oil is used in the perfumery, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
This oil is a popular spice used for cooking, but did you know that its essential oil also has therapeutic properties? Research shows that nutmeg essential oil contains phytochemicals that may help optimize your health in various ways as used in Ayurvedic practices in India, mainly for treating fever, respiratory problems, headaches and digestive discomfort.
Today, nutmeg is very much present in the alternative health scene. As an essential oil, it is used as a natural treatment for health problems though the oil is volatile and should be used with extreme caution. As below:
Massage oil — When used for massage, nutmeg essential oil not only can help relieve muscle pain, swelling and inflammation, but also promote circulation. Oil of nutmeg can also be used as a natural painkiller and treat menstrual discomfort as used in ayurvedic medicine.
Sleeping aid — Nutmeg oil has a sedative and calming effect though should be used with caution as it is quite a volatile oil.
Discover more ways on how you can use this oil to your benefit as we do not advise on ingesting the oil or for therapeutic benefits unless you seek advice from your Aromatherapist.
Nutmeg oil can be blended with Rosemary, Thyme, Clove, Cinnamon or citrus oils.
If thinking about diffusing Nutmeg oil, add cinnamon, clove and cardamom and orange to make a spicy aroma for the kitchen to remind you of puddings at Christmas.
Store your Nutmeg oil in a cool place below 30c, keep out of the reach of children and not to be taken. Seek advice from your Aromatherapist or medical practioner if wanting to use nutmeg oil when pregnant.
The main plant chemical compounds of Nutmeg are: Terpene hydrocarbons – sabinene, a-pinene, limonene