BOTANICAL NAME: myristica fragrans
ORIGIN: East Indies, Indonesia, Sumatra, West Indies
PARTS USED: fruit (seeds)
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: spicy, strong, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: bay, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, geranium, lime, mandarin, marjoram, orange, petitgrain, rosemary, tea tree
AROMATIC BENEFITS: anxiety, energizing, irritability, rejuvenating, stress, uplifting, warming
MAGICAL USES: luck, magickal energy, meditation, money, physical energy, psychic awareness
PHYSICAL USES: analgesic, antibiotic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, boils, bronchitis, catarrh, circulatory stimulant, drug withdrawal, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, female infertility, fibrositis, insomnia, lumbago, menopause, muscle relaxant, muscular aches, neuralgia, normalizes blood pressure, oily skin, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, PMS symptoms, Raynaud's disease, sedative, spina bifida, sprains, strains.
Nutmeg is known by other common names such as mace, muscdier, magic, muskatbaum, and myristica. The nutmeg tree grows very tall and may reach to seventy feet. Nutmeg oil is obtained from the seed of the fruit of this tree. The dried fruit is nutmeg and mace is the covering.
Analgesic: any medicine that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.
Antibiotic: any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Safety Warning: Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.