Nutmeg Oil

  Botanical Name :   Myristica fragrans
  Common Name :   Nutmeg essential oil, Myristica fragrans oil
  CAS # :   8008-45-5 , F.E.M.A. : 2793
  Plant Parts Used :   Leaves & Twigs
  Extraction Method :   Steam Distillation
  Color & Odor :   Pale yellow clear liquid with spicy, woody, nutmeg fragrance

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A spreading deciduous evergreen tree 15 to 20-meters (49 to 66 ft) high, with dark green leaves, yellow flowers without petals and large yellowish fruit. Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree.

Constituents & Specifications

Nutmeg oil has various chemical compounds that include monoterpene hydrocarbons, oxygenated monoterpenes, Terpinen-4-ol, Pinene, Sabinene, Cineole, Camphene, Limonene, Myristicin and Alpha Terpenene.
Specific Gravity : 0.88000 to 0.91000 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.47500 to 1.48800 @ 20°C


Analgesic, anti emetic, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, aphrodisiaac, cardiac, larvicidal, laxative, stimulant(energetic) and tonic.

Benefits & Uses

  • Nutmeg essential oil helps in removing problems which results in arthritis, constipation, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, neralgia, poor circulation, rheumatism and slow digestion. It is rejuvenating, uplifting and energizing.
  • Nutmeg oil is a component in men’s fragrances and spicy perfumes.
  • Nutmeg oil in little quantity 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.