Nutmeg Essential Oils
Extremely popular during the Elizabethan era, nutmeg was thought to be very useful in fighting off the plague. The tree from which these essential oils are processed grows as tall as 70 feet high and bears fruit. The oils are derived through steam distillation from the seeds of the fruit. Those wishing to experiment with the blending of essential oils may wish to try these: ylang-ylang, ginger, eucalyptus, clary sage, black pepper, orange, rosemary, or lavender.
Overall Benefits of Nutmeg Essential Oils
- May help relieve stomach aches and encourage digestion
- Use on aching gums and toothaches as an effective antiseptic
- Assist in fighting bad breath
- May moderate hormone imbalances, depression, and mood swings
- Treatment for various diseases including kidney infections
- Liver detoxifier
- Useful against menstrual cramps
- Cardiovascular system stimulant which increases blood flow
- May relieve symptoms from cold and/or congestive coughs when used as a rub, inhalant, or in cough syrup
- Aromatherapy agent used to enhance concentration, relieve anxiety, relieve stress and exhaustion, and to stimulate the brain
Uses for Nutmeg Essential Oils
The uses of nutmeg essential oils are very nearly limitless but can include the following: blend with tobacco products for flavor, as a room freshener, in cosmetics, in soaps for their refreshing nature and antiseptic qualities, flavoring desserts, burned as incense (and by Roman priests), and as a spice in the culinary world on everything from potatoes to meats.
Always practice caution when using this or any other essential oil. Pregnant women should see a doctor before using nutmeg. Overly excessive use of these oils may have overstimulation effects as well as causing other related adverse reactions.