Essential Oil Nutmeg (15ml)
Essential Oil Nutmeg
Aroma: Spicy, pleasant and hot. Nutmeg has a strong, peculiar and delightful rich/sharp, spicy, sweet and musky aroma. Nutmeg has a slightly sweeter flavour while mace has a more delicate flavour.
Traditional Use: Flavouring agent for baked goods and pharmaceuticals. Also used in perfumery as an addition to men’s fragrances.
Properties: sedative, stimulant, relaxing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and bactericidal substance.
How to Use: External use in small doses.
Blends well with: lavender, rosemary, orange, black pepper, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, and ylang-ylang oils.
Safety: Avoid while pregnant. Not for internal use.
HISTORY OF USE
The nutmeg tree provides two spices from a single plant, Nutmeg and Mace. Nutmeg is the seed kernel located inside the fruit and mace is the red lacy covering (aril) on the kernel. Myristica fragrans tree is native from the Banda Island or Spice Island of Indonesia. It is also cultivated in Sumatra, French Guiana, Penang Island and Southern India, especially in Kerala. It is believed that nutmeg seed was sold by Arab traders to the Europeans at a very high price, as a valuable spice.
Pain relief: Nutmeg oil is very useful for treating muscular and joint pain as it is an excellent sedative. Nutmeg oil is also anti-inflammatory, so massaging nutmeg oil on the affected area is an effective treatment for arthritis, rheumatism, and lumbago. Nutmeg oil is an essential part of Chinese medicine when it comes to treating abdominal pain and inflammation. It also reduces swelling of the joints. Often, overexertion leads to body or muscle ache, and in such cases, nutmeg oil can be very useful in removing the pain.
Blood Circulation:Nutmeg oil is a good stimulant, not only for the mind, but also for the rest of the body. Its relaxing aroma comforts the body, increases blood circulation and therefore helps those who have poor blood circulation.
Respiratory Problems:Nutmeg oil forms an important ingredient in many cough syrups and cold rubs as it helps in relieving congestion and cold symptoms. It is also believed that nutmeg oil can be used for treating asthma.
Brain tonic: Nutmeg oil stimulates the brain and therefore removes mental exhaustion and stress. It is also believed that nutmeg oil improves the quality of your dreams, making them more intense and colorful. It is a good remedy for anxiety as well as depression. Nutmeg oil is often used in homeopathy. In the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, nutmeg was popular as an effective brain tonic in spite of its high cost and rarity. Nutmeg oil also enhances concentration and increases your overall efficiency at study and work.
Heart Problems: Nutmeg oil can also stimulate the cardiovascular system and is therefore considered a good tonic for the heart.
Bad Breath: The woody aroma of nutmeg oil helps to remove bad breadth. It is also antiseptic in nature and is effective for toothaches and aching gums. As a result, it is also added to numerous toothpastes and mouthwashes.
Soaps: The antiseptic properties of nutmeg make it useful in the manufacturing of antiseptic soaps. Nutmeg essential oil is used for bathing as well, due to its refreshing nature.
Cosmetics: Since nutmeg oil is antibacterial and antiseptic, it is used in many cosmetics meant for dull, oily or wrinkled skin. It is also used in making after shave lotions and creams.
Room Freshener: Nutmeg oil can be used as a room freshener, again due to its woody and pleasant aroma.
Tobacco: Nutmeg oil is commonly used in the tobacco industry to change the flavor of the tobacco blend slightly.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY without consulting professional medical help
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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