Botanical name: Myristica fragrans
Part used: seeds
Method: steam distillation
Colour: clear to golden
Perfumery note: middle
Aroma: Rich, spicy, woody, fairly sharp.
Nutmeg is used as a spice in many dishes, and is very beneficial for various digestive disorders.
The essential oil is also aids digestion, but has many other uses.
Used in massage blends it is an anti inflammatory and sedative, so relieves pain in muscles and joints.
Nutmeg oil stimulates the circulation, is also considered a cardiovascular stimulant.
Inhaled it relieves respiratory congestion and balances mood.
This oil is also used as an antiseptic for teeth and gums, and freshens the breath.
Always use Nutmeg oil well diluted and in low doses, as with the dried seed it can be psychotropic.
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