Nutmeg Essential Oil is derived from the evergreen tree capable of growing up to 20 metres in height. It produces a fleshy red fruit. The exterior husk is dried and produces the spice,Mace, the distillation from which produces Mace essential oil, while the seeds themselves produce the Nutmeg essential oil.
Reported Attributes of Nutmeg Essential Oil:-
Used for arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, slow digestion.
Nutmeg Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Nutmeg is a valuable addition to many aromatherapy blends, adding warmth, spice and inspiration, when used in very small amounts especially good with Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, Rosemary, Petitgrain, orange, other spices.
History of Nutmeg:-
The tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas otherwise known as the Spice Islands of Indonesia where it is known as Pala.
It is now widely grown throughout the Caribbean, India, Malaysia and there are several different species. It is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two spices from the same tree, Nutmeg and Mace.
Nutmeg was used by the Indians for intestinal disorders, by the Egyptians in embalming and by the Italians during the Plague. In the Middle Ages Nutmeg was grated and mixed with lard as an ointment for piles. Nutmeg oil is used in soap, candle making, dental products and hair lotions.
CAUTIONS:If used in large amounts, can cause toxic symptoms such as nausea and tachycardia.