Nutmeg Essential Oil

Myristica Fragrans Grenada

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Nutmeg essential oil has a sweet, warm, spicy aroma. Nutmeg is known to ease muscle aches and pains and for its beneficial effects on the digestive and nervous system. It blends particularly well with orange in a burner.

Latin Name
Myristica Fragrans
Family
Myristicaceae
Note
Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by steam distillation from the dried seeds.
Constituents
Mainly monoterpene hydrocarbons, camphene, pinene, dipentene, sabinene, cymene among others.
Origin
Grenada

This evergreen tree can grow up to 20 metres in height, has dense foliage and small dull yellow flowers. The fruit resembles a small peach and the oil is obtained from the kernel of the seeds.

Nutmeg Essential Oil

History

Nutmeg and Mace have been used for centuries as a remedy mainly for digestive and kidney problems. In Malaysia they are used during pregnancy to strengthen and tone the uterine muscles. It was used by the Indians for intestinal disorders, the Egyptians in the embalming process and by the Italians during the Plague. Nutmeg and mace are also wildley used as domestic spice .