Nutmeg Essential Oil
Latin Name: Myristica fragans Houtt.
Part of plant: Fruit
Aroma Character: Typical spicy odour
Blends Well with: Black Pepper, Cypress, Orange.
Nutmeg Properties: General remedy for energy-strengthening and stimulating, especially for brain and circulation; against asthenia; stomach strengthening, stimulates appetite, promotes digestion, speeds up passage of food, promotes menstration; against infections, antiseptic , analgesic, anesthetic; muscle tonic, softening, lowers blood pressure; sedative, anti-depressant, against rheumatism; against parasites.
Nutmeg Indications: General atony (brain, nerves, circulation, digestion, intestines, musculature). physical and mental asthenia, nervous depression; flatulence, spasmic and infectious enterocolitis, diarrhea, intestinal parasites; acute and chronic rheumatism, muscle cramps, sprains, paralysis, eases birth; dental neuralgia, bad breath, skin parasites.
Nutmeg Main Components: Alpha-beta-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, alpha- gamma-terpinene, limonene, myristicine, camphene, p-cymene, d-linalool, Borneo Camphor, geraniol, elemicine, safrol.
Nutmeg Contraindications, side effects: Use internally for short periods or in weak dosage, can cause skin irritation when used externally.
Nutmeg has been used for centuries as a remedy for digestive and kidney problems. Nutmeg is currently listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for flatulent dyspepsia, nausea, diarrhoea, dysentry and topically for rheumatism.
In Indonesia, Nutmeg has been traditionally used to alleviate stomach cramps, flatulence, vomiting, rheumatism, whooping cough and nervousness.
Nutmeg is still used in Indonesia as a body oil to warm and invigorate the body and alleviate the symptoms of influenza.