(Myristica fragrans)

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Nutmeg has analgesic properties and is one of the warming spice oils. It is, in many respects, similar to Cinnamon. Nutmeg is a stimulant of the heart and circulation but should be used with care. It makes an agreeable oil to use in the winter as it is warming and toning.

Origin: Indonesia. Steam distilled from the dried ripe seeds. Base note.

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General Properties

  • analgesic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • digestive stimulant
  • emmenagogue
  • febrifuge


Origin: Indonesia. Steam distilled from the dried ripe seeds. Base note.

Steam distilled from the seed of the Nutmeg tree, this essential oil Nutmeg is a tree from which the seed is steam distilled. The active compounds in this oil include camphene, dipentene, sabinene and borneol. Some of its countries of origin are Java, Sumatra, West Indies and Indonesia.

Nutmeg essential oil may assist digestion as it has stimulating properties. It is also a good analgesic and may help with muscular and rheumatic pain. It may also help with flatulence, nausea, indigestion, impotence, scanty periods, poor circulation, aches and pains.

Nutmeg essential oil blends well with Cinnamon essential oil, Clary sage essential oil, Clove essential oil, Geranium essential oil, Lime essential oil, Orange essential oil, Petitgrain essential oil and Rosemary essential oil.

Nutmeg can be found in the following blends:

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.

Specific Cautions

Nutmeg, in high doses or over a long period of time, can cause mental or nervous disturbances. It should always be used with caution, as it is very stimulating. Can overstimulate the brain and heart, causing hallucinations, delirium, convulsions and numbness. Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy. Should not be used on children. Use sparingly.


Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

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