Since prehistoric times, Nutmeg Essential Oil was worth its weight in gold, as it was often used for the plague. In traditional Chinese medicine, nutmeg essential oil was used for liver diseases. Ancient Arabians would also use nutmeg as an aphrodisiac and to relieve depression and anxiety. Nutmeg Essential Oil is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory and sedative properties to relieve muscle and joint pains. Nutmeg is also used for menstrual pain and cramps, as well as balancing the hormones and improving any menstrual irregularities. In aromatherapy, Nutmeg is used as a digestive to relieve gas related stomach aches, while assisting with indigestion, flatulence, and diarrhea. Aromatherapists recommend Nutmeg Essential Oil as a bodily stimulant to increase blood circulation and activate the cardiovascular system. Also, Nutmeg is used to remove toxins and tone the liver. Nutmeg Essential Oil is used to stimulate the brain and is considered a brain tonic. The oil is commonly used to relieve one from mental stress and exhaustion, while assisting with depression and anxiety. Also, nutmeg is used to enhance concentration and improve mental efficiency.
Properties: Analgesic, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Laxative, Parturient, Stimulant, and Tonic
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Spicy, Warm, Nutty, Eggnog-like