Nutmeg (India) Essential Oil
Scientific Name: Myristica fragrans
Country of Origin/Extraction Method: India/Essential oil by steam or water distillation from the dried nutmeg seed or the dried husk.
Properties for use in Aromatherapy: Nutmeg has been used for centuries as a remedy mainly for digestive and kidney problems.
Blends well with: A sweet, warm-spicy scent blends well with bay leaf, orange, clary sage, lime, coriander and other spice oils.
Safety: Nutmeg is generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. However, used in large doeses they show signs of toxicity such as nasea, stupor and tachycardia, believed to be due to the myristicin content.