Nutmeg Oil

Nutmeg Oil

What is Nutmeg Oil?

It shouldn't come as a surprise to know that one of the world's most renowned spice, is native to the place dubbed the "spice island". The Molucca (also Maluku) islands within the Banda sea of Indonesia is overrun with nutmeg trees that can grow up to 20 meters high. The evergreen tree, which has fragrant dark-green leaves and yellow flowers, has been for a long time been a staple in Arabian, Hindu, Chinese, and European medicine and cuisine. Nutmeg Oil is extracted by means of steam distillation of either the nutmeg seed (decomposed), the mace, or the solvent extraction from the mace, which produces an oleoresin.

Properties

The pale-yellow/white extract can take 3 different aromas, depending on the part used for extraction; the seed will give off a sweet, warm-spicy scent, while the mace will produce a fresh spicy scent, and the oleoresin will have a fresh balsamic fragrance. Mainly made up of monoterpene hydrocarbons: camphene, pinene, dipentene, cymene, the oil also contains linalool, geraniol, terpineol, and borneol, among others. Its blend of components gives it antirheumatic, antiseptic, carminative, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, antioxidant, analgesic, antispasmodic, and tonic properties, among others. Its benefits are a must-know.

Precautions

  • Be sure to consult with your doctor before using this oil for long-term purposes.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.

Benefits

Clamp down on cramps

Nutmeg oil is a powerful emmenagogue and helps relieve pain resulting from menstruation and menstrual cramps. It helps control and reduces mood swings, and hormone imbalance. Exercise nature's call with ease.

No more pain

Pain always finds a way to us, but there is something we can always do to be rid of it, try nutmeg oil. This oil has known analgesic properties which help relieve pain, but its true powers are in its anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic properties, which will relieve you from joint and muscular pains, especially for issues such as rheumatism, lumbago, and arthritis.

Time for love

There can never be too much passion in our lives, and being able to always share that with your lover is more than pleasure, it is bliss. Let nutmeg oil turbocharge your sex life and give you a chance to share your passions over and over again with its aphrodisiac qualities.

Gazed out!

The British herbal pharmacopeia officially lists nutmeg oil as a remedy for flatulence. The oil has carminative properties which help gas you out and relieving you from indigestion, and diarrhea in extreme cases.

Antispasmodic

Nutmeg oil has antispasmodic properties. It is used in many cough syrups and cold rubs, to reduce spasms caused by respiratory infections, and also decongest the respiratory tract.

Oral care

Aching gums and toothaches are just two of the numerous worries that could upset our oral health, but nutmeg oil can leave you with two less to worry about, with its antiseptic properties, and it also fights bad breath. It is a common constituent of mouthwash solutions and toothpaste.

The booster

With its strong tonic properties, nutmeg oil will get all systems of the body up and be running, with improved blood circulation and stimulation.

Go to sleep!

Nutmeg oil has sedative properties and calming effects. This will you help you get that much needed and desired sound sleep.

Out with the garbage

This oil is also known for its detoxifying nature. It will help the elimination of toxins and waste from the body. A very useful aid to the liver and kidney.

Rev the engine!!

Nutmeg oil is a stimulant for the brain and the body as a whole. It helps alleviate anxiety and stress, leaving you revamped, focused and feeling fresh.

Side effects

Nutmeg oil is generally safe, but excessive use or overdose can cause harm to the body systems.
  • Excessive inhalation of nutmeg oil can cause delirium, hallucination, and prolonged sleep.
  • Ingestion in large quantities can cause vomiting, convulsions, and stomach aches.