Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans
Origin: Sri Lanka
Part used: Fruit
Nutmeg, from Latin musky nut, is a tropical evergreen native to the Moluccas in east Indonesia. It grows to about 20 metres in height. The fruit is similar looking to apricots and contain the seed used to make the nutmeg spice and distilled oil. Its Ayurvedic name made shaunda translates to narcotic fruit – its historical reputation is rich and vast, to put it mildly. It’s been widely used as an intoxicating stimulant and a much-loved flavour of foods. Nutmeg’s medicinal usage includes as an antiseptic, analgesic and circulatory stimulant.
Nutmeg has a long culinary history in India where its antibacterial properties traditionally provided an added hygiene bonus to its aromatic use. In both ancient India and China, Nutmeg was a prestigious substance used in mind-altering rituals and pursuits. In Malaysia, it was used to strengthen the uterine muscle for labour. It has a strong, spicy fragrance that the Romans utilised to make incense. Reported to have analgesic, antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties, Nutmeg has been used for digestive complaints, poor circulation, arthritis, rheumatism, fatigue and anxiety. It’s also been broadly used as an aphrodisiac.
Sweet, warm and earthy spice with an unmistakable pungency. A powerhouse of nutty depth.
Blends well with: Peppermint and all Citrus oils. Also well balanced by Ginger and Black Pepper.
100% pure Myristica fragrans, distilled fruit, Sri Lanka
Sabinene, alpha- & beta-Pinene, Terpinene-4-ol, gamma-Terpinene, Myristicine
Avoid use during pregnancy. Very high doses may cause emotional imbalance and can induce hallucinations and convulsions. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes – flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Digestion and appetite
Use 2-3 drops in 5 ml of organic Olive oil and massage onto abdomen in a clockwise direction 30 minutes before meals. Enhance scent by adding 2 drops each of Peppermint or Rosemary Cineol.
Apply topically in massage oil (3 drops to 1/4 tsp) for muscular, skeletal and nervous pain. Recommend blending with Peppermint. Apply when required.
Add 3 drops into a bath combined with 5 drops of Eucalyptus Australiana and 5 drops of Lavender True before sleep. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.
Add 1 drop of Nutmeg, 1 drop of Ginger, 1 drop of Black Pepper, 3 drops of Ylang Ylang, 1 drop of Coriander Seed and 2 drops of Geranium to bath or massage oil. Enjoy.
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