NOW Essential Oils Nutmeg Oil

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UPC 733739075819

Product ID 7367

Myristica fragrans

Ingredient: 100% pure nutmeg oil

Aroma: Spicy, nutty, soft sweet aroma

Attributes: Energizing, stimulating, warming

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from nutmeg seeds

Mixes well with: Bergamot, clary sage, clove, geranium, lime, myrrh, orange, rosemary, tangerine, and tea tree.

Physical Characteristics:
Specific Gravity: 0.880-0.910
Refractive Index: 1.474-1.488

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Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is a tropical evergreen native to the West Indies and Indonesia. Nutmeg is recorded in history as early as the seventh century and various parts of the tree were used by ancient Arabians, Greeks and Romans as a spicy aroma and is used to warm to the body and stimulate the mind.

Fun fact: Yankee peddlers used to sell unsuspecting housewives fake "nutmegs" whittled from wood, bilking them out of money and leaving town before being found out. Nutmeg is valued by great cooks everywhere for its versatility in the kitchen. It's nutty, spicy, and slightly sweet taste makes it a valuable ingredient in everything from meat dishes to desserts. So prized was nutmeg that in the Middle Ages the Dutch plotted extreme measures to keep the price high, while the English and French hatched their own counterplots to obtain fertile seeds so they could cultivate it themselves. Besides its culinary uses, nutmeg is also a highly valued aromatic. The Romans used it as incense, and the Egyptians for embalming. Indians found nutmeg to be perfect for intestinal disorders, and Italians found it useful in combating the Plague. In the Middle Ages, nutmeg was grated and used with lard as an ointment for hemorrhoids. Today, nutmeg is used in aromatherapy for a variety of ailments, from circulatory problems to boosting libido.