The Nutmeg essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of ground nutmeg. For distilling purposes injured and imperfectly developed nutmegs which are not suitable as spice are used.The oil is colorless or light yellow and smells and tastes of nutmeg. It contains numerous components of interest to the oleo chemical industry, and is used as a natural food flavoring in baked goods, syrups, beverages, sweets etc.The essential oil is also used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for instance in tooth paste and as a major ingredient in some cough syrups. In traditional medicine nutmeg and nutmeg oil were used for illnesses related to the nervous and digestive systems. Mysticism in the essential oil is probably the agent responsible for the hallucinogenic properties of nutmeg oil.
Nutmeg oil is useful for the digestive system, to stimulate the heart, help with muscle pains and assist with sexual problems.
* Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy, nutmeg oil can be helpful with the nervous system, digestive system, muscular aches and pains, as well as invigorating and stimulating the mind
* Blended massage oil or in the bath
Used as a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, nutmeg oil helps with muscular aches and pains, gout, rheumatism, gallstones, arthritis, circulation, digestive disorders and sexual problems.
* Creams or lotions
Although it is not recommended that nutmeg oil be used for skin care in general, any cream containing it can help with relieving muscular pains and aches,. It has a good toning action on hair.
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