|Botanical Name||Myristica fragrans|
|Country of Origin||Molucca Islands|
|Solubility||nsoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils|
|Specific Gravity||0.893 @ 72°F|
|Optical Rotation||31.7±2.7° @ (30°C)|
|Refrective Index||1.479 @ 72°F|
|Bland With||Black pepper, geranium, cypress, clary sage, rosemary, orange.|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
Blending well with other essential oils, Nutmeg Essential Oil is extracted using steam distillation process from Myristica fragrans (also known as Myristica officinalis, M. oromata and Nux moschata) of Myristicaceae family. The oil has good anti-inflammatory action and is successful in relieving pain, especially muscular aches & pains as well as rheumatism.
Nutmeg was used by the Indians for intestinal disorders, by the Egyptians in embalming and by the Italians during the Plague. In the Middle Ages nutmeg was grated and mixed with lard as an ointment for piles. Until the mid-19th century, the small island group of the Banda Islands, which are also known under the name "Spice Islands," was the only location of the production of the spices nutmeg and mace in the world. The Banda Islands are situated in the eastern part of Indonesia, in the province of Maluku. They consist of eleven small volcanic islands, called Neira, Gunung Api, Banda Besar, Rhun, Ai, Hatta, Syahrir, Karaka, Manukan, Nailaka and Batu Kapal, with a total approximate land area of 8,150 hectares.
Color : Light yellow transparent liquid @22C with a rich, spicy, sweet, woody scent,
Aroma : Spicy, sweet, woody scent.
a-pinene, b-pinene, d-Pinene, camphene, d-Linalool, Dipentene, d-Borneol, sabinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, a-phellandrene, Geraniol, Myristcin, i-Terpineol, limonene, y-terpinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, methyl eugenol, safrole, myristicin.
Nutmeg oil helps in stimulating heart & blood circulation, activating mind & reviving people from fainting spells. It also helps in digestive system and fights wind, chronic vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. The oil encourages appetite & averts constipation, fights gallstones and is also used as a tonic for reproductive system. Nutmeg is a popular spice that is widely used in world famous cuisines. The essential oils obtained from nutmeg steam extract are very much beneficial to health and are frequently used in alternative and herbal medicine. Nutmeg oil is traditionally used with honey to improve digestion and also in the treatment of chronic diarrhoea, constipation, indigestion gastroenteritis and nausea. It is a digestive system regulator.