Recent guidelines from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) state that “children should start eating peanut-containing foods in their first year to stave off dangerous allergies, the NIH guidelines also suggest a strong connection between certain foods and good health,” as reported by the Associated Press on  January 6, 2017.

Assayed Grenadian Essential Nutmeg Oil ... “Based on comprehensive flavor profiling by GC/MSD, this product appears to contain approximately 15 flavor components.” That’s the same guarantee that appears on the Certificate of Analysis of my own Grenadian essential nutmeg oil sample that I had assayed on December 23, 2016. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and this spice and this information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)

Nutmeg essential oil is a true essential oil, a complete whole botanical distillate, meaning that it has not been enhanced with additives to meet a particular standard. Another plus is that Grenadian nutmeg essential oil is 100% natural – and in great demand because it is aflatoxin free. And essential nutmeg, or Myristica fragrans, isn’t just a popular ingredient for cooking, various sources report. According to some historical accounts, ancient cultures routinely used nutmeg oil for therapeutic purposes also.  In the modern era, according to The Los Angeles Times, Malcolm X smoked this aromatic little seed when he was imprisoned during his youth.

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What Are The Benefits Of Nutmeg Oil? Some “Arabs and Indians swear that it’s an aphrodisiac.” Today, this “black gold” also is in “toothpaste, perfume, sausages and soap – not to say countless cups of eggnog,” the Times reported.

Today, nutmeg is very much present on the alternative health scene. And as an essential oil, there are even reports that it is used as a natural treatment for digestive problems, arthritis, and other health conditions.


The Aromatherapy Practitioners Reference Manual by Sylla Sheppard-Hanger states that nutmeg oil has a number of external benefits.  Just adding a few drops to a hot towel could give relief to body sprains, back, knee, ankle pain, and that adding about 10 drops to a cotton gauze or bandage soaked in hot water could relieve arthritis, rheumatism, muscle cramps and muscle and joint stiffness.

Add nutmeg oil to approximately one ounce of vegetable oil and you could have a therapeutic massage oil that can be applied to your back, hands and feet and some claim that through the pressure points in your feet your whole body becomes accessible. A few drops in a hot bath could treat such conditions as insomnia, nervous tension, muscular pains, poor circulation and headaches.

Nutmeg essential oil has also been used by dentists in the UK by direct application locally to numb the gum before administering Novocain when treating patients. Anecdotal claims about its potency are also widespread in the Caribbean. By adding a few drops to a bowl of hot water from which you inhale, the vapors or alternatively applied to a handkerchief and inhaled could ease tension and stress, depression and aid mental and spiritual focusing.

CAUTION:  Due to essential nutmeg oil’s strong aroma and potency, it should be used very sparingly and should never be applied to the skin undiluted. People with sensitive skin can dilute the nutmeg oil with nutmeg butter for topical applications. Moreover, the modest consumption of nutmeg through food (unless used for pain topically) is said to be prudent. Women who are nursing, pregnant or contemplating pregnancy should consult with their health care provider or their physician before taking nutmeg. People who use nutmeg are also cautioned that excessive doses can cause “an unusual sense of well-being?” Because it has hallucinogenic ingredients, many experts believe that some people misuse nutmeg.  This means that the medical expert’s view of the risk of abuse and the potential for toxicity from excessive internal consumption are main reasons not to recommend nutmeg oil over pain-relieving, over-the-counter drugs, which have serious unwanted side effects.

According to some experts, nutmeg oil can cause unwanted side effects if used when taking drugs to stop diarrhea or when taking prescription drugs such as Clozaril, Haldol, Nauane or Zyprexa. They also advise that the consumption of nutmeg oil or using doses over 5 grams can cause nausea and vomiting. In all cases, people should consult with their health-care provider or their physician for professional advice. Your health-care practitioner should be advised of the use of this product. Self-medication should only process under the supervision of a medical physician.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This spice and this information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Your health-care practitioner should be advised of the use of this product.

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