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Latin Name: Myristica fragrans
Common Name: Nutmeg (aka Myristica)
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans (synonymous with Myristica moschata, Myristica officianalis L., M. amboinensis)
Botany: An evergreen tree that grows to 60 feet and is native to Southeast Asia and Australia.
History: Nutmeg was used as a spice in medieval cuisine and during the Elizabethan times it was used to ward off the plague. The Dutch dominated nutmeg trade in the 17th century.
Plant Part: Seed
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Fragrance: Spicy, strong, woodsy, citrus, balsamic
Color of Oil: Clear
Note: Middle-Base Note
Blends well with: Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Tea Tree
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Nutmeg is warming, energizing, and stimulates the mind. It also fights anxiety and is an aphrodisiac.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Nutmeg is analgesic, anti-emetic, and anti-inflammatory. It is a valuable hair tonic and digestive aid (because it breaks down fats). Nutmeg is a muscle relaxant that lessens pain of neuralgia, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, gout, and lumbago. It also stimulates the heart, circulatory system, and appetite. Some use Nutmeg to eliminate toxins associated with bad breath.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Nutmeg is reported to increase awareness and prosperity.
Chemical Constituents: alpha-pinene, myristicin, sabinene, terpin-4-ol
Common Adulterants: Nutmeg terpenes, turpentine fractions, alpha-pinene (synthetic or bioidentical), limonene (synthetic or bioidentical)
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy. May irritate skin – always dilute. Toxic in high concentrations.
Color Energy: Gold - Revitalizing