Nutmeg Myristica fragrans
whole and grated nutmeg
- Common Names
- Nutmeg , Mace
- Botanical Name
- Myristica fragrans
Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Nutmeg
- Medicinal Uses: * Aromatherapy
* Nerve/Back Pain
- Properties: * * Abortifacient * Analgesic * Anodyne * Aromatic * Astringent * Muscle Relaxant * Psychedelic * Stimulant
- Parts Used: essential oil, spice
- Constituents: sabinene,(50%) or camphene(50)%, d-pinene 20%,dipentene , d-linalool,d-borneol,i-terpineol,geraniol, myristcin, safrole,eugenol
How to Use: Nutmeg
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Nutmeg is used in powdered form in foods, also can be added to herbal teas and be taken as an extract. Nutmeg essential oil is used in aromatherapy.
Nutmeg : Essential Oil Profile
Nutmeg has the characteristic aromatic, volatile, oily-spicy fragrance of whole nutmegs.
Nutmeg Side Effects: Nutmeg contains myristicin, a weak hallucinogen, though not at normal culinary levels. Still it is not recommended for dogs. Use of nutmeg as a recreational drug is not practical, and vastly overrated due to its unpleasant taste and its negative side effects (though this doesn't keep people from trying). Buy powdered nutmeg from a reputable source that guarantees that the powder is not made from previously BWP (broken-wormy-punky) nuts.
Koehler's Medicinal-Plants 1887
This tropical tree is found in the Moluccas, the Antilles, Sumatra, Java and India and grows to a height of 45 feet producing up to 2,000 nuts per year. The stone of the fruit is enclosed in a husk, when dried is known as mace.