Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Myristica fragrans
Ingredients: Pure nutmeg oil
Aroma: Spicy, nutty, soft sweet aroma
Benefits: Energizing, stimulating, warming
Mixes Well With: Cinnamon bark oil, clove oil, orange oil, or vanilla concentrate oil
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from nutmeg seeds
Physical Characteristics:
Specific Gravity: 0.880-0.910
Refractive Index: 1.474-1.488

Nutmeg is a spice from trees in the genus Myristica, which are native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Due to the isolated location of the islands, which was kept a secret for centuries, nutmeg wasn’t widely known to or used by other cultures until the Middle Ages. There are ancient records of its use in Roman, Indian and Arabic cultures. Muslim sailors are believed to have discovered the Spice Islands and nutmeg during the fourteenth century, and they kept the location a closely guarded secret because the rarity of nutmeg made it highly profitable. Nutmeg was extremely popular in Europe during the Middle Ages, and was very expensive as well. The Portugese, Dutch and British all vied for control of the valuable nutmeg trade during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In fact, the Dutch actually traded the island of Manhattan to the British in exchange for the island they controlled at the time, just to obtain more nutmeg. Today nutmeg is also made into an essential oil with a pungent, spicy aroma that’s energizing and stimulating.

Nutmeg essential oil known for its warming, relaxing, spicy aroma that can energize the mind and deeply soothe the senses. Thus, it is without a doubt, an essential ingredient in eggnog.

Nutmeg essential oil is known to be anti-inflammatory, warming properties can lighten rheumatic and muscular aches and pains. This makes it a perfect choice for winter massage or a small addition to holiday drinks. Remember, for food or drink flavoring, like with all essential oils, use only one drop at a time.

Nutmeg is also an efficient decongestant. It can be beneficial in decreasing tightness and pain in the chest. This can reduce symptoms of asthma, allergies and wheezing. Moreover, the strong fragrance from the oil clears blockages in the nasal passage, enhancing breathing and lung functioning.
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