Nutmeg oil is extracted from the Myristica fragrans plant of the Myristicaceae family. This warming essential oil is used in aromatherapy for rheumatic pain and inflammation of the muscles. It supports the digestive system and the reproductive system.


Nutmeg oil has a sharp, spicy, musky flavor. The oil is extracted from the nutmeg seeds.


Nutmeal oil is extracted by steam distillation from dried seeds.


Chemical composition

The main chemical components of nutmeg oil are: a-pinene, camphine, b-pinene, saffinate, myrcene, phellandrene, a-terpine, lemon, 1,8-cinnene, terpine, linaloolol, terpine-4-ol , safrole, methyl eugenol and myristycin.


Nutmeg oil is not toxic, irritating or sensitizing, but in high doses, it may become toxic with symptoms of nausea, most likely due to the myristinum contained in the oil. Oil should not be used during pregnancy.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of nutmeg oil are: analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, spasmolytic, gingival, digestive, laxative, creative stimulant and tonic.


Nutmeg oil stimulates the heart and blood circulation, activates the mind while stimulating the digestive system and helps with nausea, chronic vomiting and diarrhea.
The oil promotes appetite and prevents constipation, fights stones in the bile and tones the reproductive system. Helps in frigidity and impotence and supports births by increasing contractions.
The oil has good anti-inflammatory action and relieves the pain associated with rheumatism and muscle pain.

  • Use with inhalers: In vapor therapy, nutmeg helps the nervous system, the digestive system, muscle aches and pains, and stimulates and stimulates the mind.
  • Application in massage oils and in the bathroom: Helps in muscle pain, gout, rheumatism, bile stones, arthritis, digestive disorders and sexual problems.
  • Application in creams and lotions: Applied in creams and lotions, nutmeg oil is used for skin care as a whole. It has a good toning action on the hair and relieves pain in the muscles.

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