Nutmeg

nutmeg

(myristica fragrans)

Type of Plant: Tree
Plant part used: Seed
Countries of Origin: Java, Sumatra, Indonesia, West Indies

The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of ground nutmeg and is used widely in the perfumery and pharmaceutical industries. The fruit, when dried, produces nutmeg (the seed) and mace (the covering). Traditionally, nutmeg was believed to be effective against the plague and hence it was popular during the Elizabethan era.

Why we love it in fragrance:

With its earthy and pungent base notes it is used to provide an oriental spiciness that is subtler than cinnamon.

Aromatherapeutic Uses:

Sedative, stimulant, relaxing, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericide.

Posted on 12th May, 2016 by Shiv Howell

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