Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Nutmeg

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Nutmeg tree
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Nutmeg oil comes from the seeds of the Myristica fragrans tree. It has a spicy scent. It has a stimulating effect.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Circulatory[edit | edit source]

Stimulates the circulation.

Digestive[edit | edit source]

Alleviates flatulence, nausea, constipation and diarrhea. Improves the appetite.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Stimulates the mind.

Gynecological[edit | edit source]

Regulates the menstrual cycle.

Pain[edit | edit source]

Relieves muscle pain and rheumatism.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, laryngitis, sinusitis and coughs.

Sexual[edit | edit source]

Works against sexual dysfunction.

Caution[edit | edit source]

Don't use nutmeg oil during pregnancy.