Essential Oil: Nutmeg


Latin Name: Myristica fragrans

Family: Myristicaceae

Plant Part: Seed

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle.  Element: Earth.

Functional Groups: Terpene, Alcohol, Phenol, Ether

Type: Stimulating, warming

Ayurvedic Dosha: Kapha

Scent: Spicy, intoxicating, warm, sweet, hot

For Skin Type: None

Caution: Not during pregnancy.  Irritating.  Toxic

Physical Uses: Nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, circulation, cold feet, muscle & joint pain, amenorrhea, scanty menstrual flow, menstrual cramps, digestion,fatique, rheumatism.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Exhauastion, apathy, loss of sexual drive

Other Uses: Intensifies dreams, holiday scent for diffusion, men’s colognes & aftershave, aphrodisiac.

Blends Well With: Flowers, Fruit, Resin, Root, Seed, Spice, Wood

Possible Substitutions: Clove bud, ginger


Graf, Katherine:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, p 49.