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Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

What is Nutmeg?

Nutmeg is known to have been a prized and costly spice in European medieval cuisine as a flavoring, medicinal and preservative agent. Until the mid-19th century the small island of Banda was the world’s only source of nutmeg and mace. The essential oil obtained by steam distillation of ground nutmeg is widely used in the perfurmery and pharmaceutical industries. In traditional medicne, nutmeg and nutmeg oil were used for disorders related to the nervous and digestive systems.

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Aroma

Spicy

Plant Properties

Anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, analgesic

Benefits

Arthritis, cardiovascular disease, gallstones, hypertension, hepatitis, joints, muscle aches and pains, ulcers, nausea, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhea, dyspepsia, immune function, impotence, neuralgia,  nervous fatigue, and menstruation retention.

Blends with:

Bay, clary sage, coriander, geranium, lavender, lime, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, Peru balsam, petitgrain, and rosemary oils