Nutmeg is extracted from the seed within a red fruit that is produced on an evergreen tree. This fruit is dried and stripped of the red flesh which then creates another substance, mace. The seed left over is the nutmeg that is then used either left whole or ground to be used for culinary purposes, or is distilled into its oil form. Nutmeg oil has been known to be used in traditional medicine to help aid in digestive issues as well as nervous system disorders. Today it is also used in the pharmaceutical industry in toothpastes and some cough syrups.
Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, carminative, circulatory stimulant, deodorant, digestive, emmenagogue, neurotonic, parasiticide, psychoactive, stimulant, and uterotonic.
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Safety, Storage and Shelf Life
Safety: Proper dilution should be followed. Dilute to 1% if using topically. It may cause adverse reactions such as nausea and tachycardia due to methyleugenol and safrole content. A small skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes.
Storage: Always store out of direct sunlight and away from heat. If possible store in refrigeration for extended life.
We have some additional information about essential oil storage on our blog.
Shelf Life: 24 Months
Bottling: Our 5ml, 10ml and 15ml bottles come with euro dropper tops. Our 30ml and 60ml bottles will come with a traditional top and a complimentary dropper with a measured glass pipette for easy measuring. The complimentary dropper should not be used while storing the essential oil.
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