Nutmeg Myristica fragrans  Essential Oil Information

Myristica fragrans

Nutmeg Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Myristica fragrans

 

Malaysia, Indonesia

Seeds








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear

 Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Rich, spicy, sweet, woody












Benefits

Use for arthritis, constipation, muscle aches, neuralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism and indigestion, as well as diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, nausea, and upset stomach.  Aids in exhaustion and fatigue.















Blends Well With

Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, Rosemary, Vanilla














Constituents

Terpinen-4-ol, pinene, sabinene, cineole, camphene, limonene, myristicin, alpha terpenene













Properties

Analgesic, anti-emetic, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, emmenagogue, orexigenic, prostaglandin inhibitor, stimulant (digestive), tonic















Safety

Generally safe; however, in high doses can cause hallucinations











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