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Nutmeg Oil

Nutmeg Oil

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History and Description of Nutmeg Oil

Also known by the botanical name, Myristica Fragrans, Nutmeg is not merely a famous spice that is used in the kitchens but is widely used for medicinal purposes as well. For obtaining the Nutmeg Oil, the kernels of nutmeg are dried and then using the process of steam distillation highly quality Nutmeg Essential Oil is extracted. The fruit from which the mentioned oil is obtained, is native to the spice island, Moluccas Island. This oil has been in usage since ancient period by several civilizations. It is highly used in India for treating intestinal problems, however, ancient Egyptians used this oil to embalm dead bodies. Depending upon the environment and the place of cultivation, the type of the Nutmeg Oil meaning its aroma and flavor may vary a little. Its main consituents include myristicin, safrole, limonene, beta-pinene, sabiene, terpenes, myrcene and alpha-pinene.

Directions For Use

By adding five to six drops of the mentioned oil in lukewarm water while bathing will help in addressing the loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, gallstones, nausea, gas and many more.

  • Massaging a couple of drops of Nutmeg Oil by blending it with coconut oil to the desired area.
  • Bad breath can be easily prevented by gargling with a couple of drops in the lukewarm.
  • Applying Nutmeg Oil with a cotton swab, it can lower the swelling and aching of gums.
  • Concentration can be enhanced by inhaling a couple of drops as a steam.
  • In oder to de-stress after a tiring day, this works as a best diffuser.
  • It also helps in inducing sound and peaceful sleep.
Words of Caution

Nutmeg essential Oil is known to be a warming oil that finds usage as a valuable culinary spice and is widely used for its distinctive flavor and preservative properties. Below mentioned precautions should be taken into consideration while using it:

  • The mentioned oil should be taken into appropriate amount as its overdose can lead to visual impairment, delirium, prolonged sleep, vomiting, hallucinations, etc.
  • Due to the presence of stimulant properties, it should not be used by pregnant women, kids with under six years of age or anyone that have epilepsy.
  • Since, Nutmeg Oil is highly concentrated, therefore, it is important to mix carrier oil with this oil as it can cause allergic reactions.
  • It includes myristicin content because of which it should always be used in moderation for avoiding potential side effects.