Nutmeg Essential Oil
Nutmeg, Myristica fragrans, grows on an evergreen tree originally native to the Spice Islands, a small group of islands to the north-east of Indonesia. The fruit of this tree has a single seed, which makes it a drupe, like an apricot with its pit. In this case, the nutmeg is the seed or pit and it is surrounded by a soft reddish outer coating, which is actually another valuable spice called “mace.”
Nutmeg, like cinnamon and cloves, contains eugenol, which makes it useful for treating muscular and joint pain. A massage oil that incorporates nutmeg oil, may help arthritis, rheumatism, and lower back pain. Its antiseptic properties make it useful in the antiseptic soaps and washes. It can be found in treatments for dull or oily skin.
Aromatherapy Properties: researchers found that sniffing the spicy aroma stimulates the brain and helps decrease mental exhaustion and stress. It also enhances concentration, adds clarity to the mind and increases circulation. Nutmeg essential oil aromatherapy should not be used when pregnant.
Please Note: The content and information on this website regarding folklore or health-related benefits of certain ingredients is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended and should not be construed as medical advice to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.
The information provided is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your personal physician or other medical professionals. Do not use the information found on this website to self-diagnose any medical conditions or treat any health problems or diseases.
If you have medical concerns regarding yourself or your family you should seek the advice of qualified, licensed health professionals. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Our ingredients descriptions are about TOPICAL (external) use only. For internal use always consult your physician or healthcare provider.
Read our Full Medical Disclaimer.