Myristica fragrans



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, antiparasitic, general cerebral and circulatory stimulant

AFFINITY FOR: digestion, adrenal glands, sacral chakra, joints, muscles, circulation, nervous system, immune system, hormones, liver meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional



EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Nutmeg should always be diluted well before applying to the feet or to the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Nutmeg essential oil is not appropriate for use by itself in a diffuser and care should be taken when inhaling the aroma into the nostrils.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: Emotional stability is one of the characteristics of nutmeg essential oil. Nutmeg rekindles the fire within our souls and helps us to regain our lost passion for life. It seems to lift the weight of the world off our shoulders, letting us rise above situations and challenges. Nutmeg oil, added to a blend, can be an essential ingredient for relieving nervous fatigue. Nutmeg oil seems to accentuate our ability to comfort, heal, and understand other people’s emotional traumas and struggles.

PHYSICAL ASPECT: Nutmeg supports the adrenal glands, giving one increased vitality and ability to cope with stress. Nutmeg’s affinity for the digestive system makes it useful for bacterial infections, chronic diarrhea, gallstones, sluggish digestion, poor assimilation of nutrients, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and bad breath. Nutmeg is also effective for gout. Nutmeg supports and strengthens the immune function. The improvement in circulation that nutmeg can bring about is often helpful for vertigo and fainting spells. This increased circulation can improve the function of joints and muscles and improve concentration and mental alertness. Nutmeg supports the nervous system. Blends which contain nutmeg are excellent choices for people with chronic illnesses.

CAUTIONS: Nutmeg must be used with extreme caution. If overused or diffused for too long a period of time, nutmeg has been known to cause confusion, delirium, or even convulsions. It can overstimulate the heart and cardiovascular system if used too frequently or too long. It should be used with extreme caution, or not at all, during pregnancy and never if epileptic. ALWAYS dilute well! In other words, nutmeg is a really great oil when used in a blend!

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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