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Myristica fragans

Botanical Properties

Nutmeg comes from a tropical tree belonging to the Myristaceae family, which can reach up to 16m in height. Nutmeg is made from the albumins (the seed’s protein tissue) in the ovum of the fruit. There are over 70 species in the Myristica genus. This tree has evergreen, aromatic leaves, and produces ovaloid shaped fruits (this is only the case for the female plants). These fruits will reveal their nut, the famous nutmeg, once their pericarp and aril (red envelope around the seed, which gives us mace, a condiment) have been shed. 

Origin and history

Originating in Indonesia, the Portuguese were the most prominent agents of its trade and exchange in Europe during the 15th century. Nowadays, it is cultivated from the Antilles to Grenada. In traditional medicine it is used for its digestion stimulating and anti-infectious properties. However, its reputation is principally based on its use in cuisine. It is used in both its dried and fresh form, and once grated becomes an ingredient in many varieties of curry. It is frequently used in Asian, Indian, and French dishes (such as béchamel sauce, and it is also used as a flavouring in gratins and flans). 

Organoleptic properties

 Aspect: liquid
 Colour: yellow
 Odour: spicy, soft, ether-like


Distilled parts: Nuts

Country of origin: Sri Lanka

Density: 0.885 - 0.907


Main biochemical components or chemotype: 
Sabinene, alpha-Pinene and beta-Pinene
 Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: 
Linalool, Geraniol. Isoeugenol, Eugenol. Citronnellol
Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.



Our organic nutmeg essential oil is:
• Aphrodisiac
• A  tonic
• Digestive
• Carminative
• Antalgic
• Anti-infection
• Antispasmodic



Our organic nutmeg essential oil is a great general stimulant for the organism, and will help ward off nausea, bloating, stomach ache, diarrhoea, and intestinal gas formation. On top of the benefits that it provides to the digestive system, it is an antispasmodic and anti-infectious agent.  
You will also surely appreciate it within the kitchen, where is will be a delicious addition to your sauces, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, etc. 




Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Please do not exceed the dosage prescribed by a knowledgeable aromatherapy expert. High doses of nutmeg essential oil may have psychotropic effects. 
Oral administration:
Take 1 drop of organic nutmeg essential oil twice a day. Mix with some honey or syrup, or on a lozenge to fight intestinal infections.   
On the skin:
Mix 5 drops of organic nutmeg essential oil with 5ml of organic sweet almond essential oil, and use this blend to locally massage areas that suffer from circulatory problems. 


Possible synergies

Aphrodisiac: Ginger, Coriander
Digestion: Cumin, Basil


Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, nutmeg is linked to the Muladhara chakra, the first chakra. It is associated with the colour red. 
Nutmeg essential will help one to settle and take root somewhere. It revitalises the body and allows the body to achieve a state of well-being.
In synergy: Nard, Cinnamon



Inflammable. Utilisation par voie orale sur avis médical. Tenir hors de portée des enfants. Éviter les contacts avec les yeux. Déconseillée aux enfants de moins de 3 ans et aux femmes enceintes ou allaitantes. Ne pas appliquer sur la peau avant une exposi


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