Nutmeg

Myristica fragrans
Botanical name: 
Myristica fragrans

Warm, spicy and euphoric

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Digestive Tonic - constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, IBS, sluggish digestion,
Antidepressant - anxiety, nervous tension, lack of confidence, low self esteem, depression
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Family: 
Myristicaceae
Country of origin: 
Indonesia
Part of plant used: 
Dried nut
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Orange, Ginger, Black Pepper and deep florals.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Caution - contains safrole - use at 2% only in blend
Odour profile: 
Initially fresh, sharp, sweet and spicy, becomes warm and rich
Plant description: 
An evergreen tree reaching 15 meters, nutmegs are the dried seed of the fruit. Mace also comes from the red outer skin of the seed.
Historical use: 
In Malaya it is used as medicine for aches and pains, fevers and abdominal illness.

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