|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|
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.