Nutmeg is a tree from which the seed is steam distilled. Its active principles include camphene, dipentene, sabinene and borneol. Some of its countries of origin are Java, Sumatra, West Indies and Indonesia.
Nutmeg may assist with digestion, as it is a stimulant and it is good as an analgesic, helping with muscular and rheumatic pain. It may help with flatulence, nausea, indegestion, impotence, scanty periods, poor circulation, aches and pains. Nutmeg blends well with Bay, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Lime, Orange, Petitgrain and Rosemary.
Nutmeg, in high doses or over a long period of time, can cause mental or nervous disturbances. It should always be used with caution, as it is very stimulating. Can overstimulate the brain and heart, causing hallucinations, delirium, convulsions and numbness. Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy. Should not be used on children. Use sparingly.
Information retrieved from Green Valley Aromatherapy.
The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any use of this product.
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