Nutmeg Essential Oil
• 100% Essential Oil
• Myristica fragrans steam distilled from the seeds.
Aroma: Rich, spicy, sweet, woody. It is similar to the cooking spice, but richer and more fragrant. The exterior husk is dried and produces Mace essential oil, while the seeds produce the Nutmeg essential oil.
Colour: Clear Pale Yellow
Possible Uses: Arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism, slow digestion.
Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol, Pinene, Sabinene, Cineole, Camphene, Limonene, Myristicin, Alpha Terpenene
History: Nutmeg was used in India for intestinal disorders, in ancient Egypt for embalming and in Italy during the Plagues. 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: This product should also be avoided if pregnant.
Safety Information: If used in large amounts, can cause toxic symptoms such as nausea and tachycardia.
Possible oral toxin (no essential oil should be taken internally without the guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner), possible psychotripic (may affect behavior) and possible carcinogen.