- digestive stimulant
Origin: Indonesia. Steam distilled from the dried ripe seeds. Base note.
Nutmeg is a tree from which the seed is steam distilled. Its active principles include camphene, dipentene, sabinene and borneol. Some of its countries of origin are Java, Sumatra, West Indies and Indonesia.
Nutmeg may assist with digestion, as it is a stimulant and it is good as an analgesic, helping with muscular and rheumatic pain. It may help with flatulence, nausea, indigestion, impotence, scanty periods, poor circulation, aches and pains.
Nutmeg 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:
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:
- Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
- Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
- Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)
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