Nutmeg

CODE: 58

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Latin name: Myristica fragrans, Myristica officinalis, (Nux moschata: illegitimate name) 
French names: Muscade, Muscadier, Macis, Mace, Pied-de-muscade, Noix de Banda
Other English names: Nutmeg, Mace
Extracted from: dried fruits, almonds
 
 
Nutmeg is the name of the ... nut itself (the almond).
 
  • Exotic surprise in the kitchen: one tiny drop in mashed potatoes, gratin, sherbets or ... with chocolate bananas confers an unexpected taste.
  • If you forget how impermanent life is after all, and therefore lose any interest in material, embodied things, just smell the bottle and enjoy.
  • To spray on the balcony and in the garden on the plants that attract larvae
 
Nutmeg tree comes from the Moluccas, which spread from the island of Banda in the whole Pacific region. Many ships have sailed over the seas during the Middle Ages to conquer major ports in the trade in nutmeg. A bit old-fashioned nowadays, but it was the second most widely used spice after black pepper despite its deterrent price: 6 sheep and two cows per kilo.
 
How jealously was it traded! The Dutch in particular, fell all the trees except on two easily defensible islands where it grew. Nuts are whitewashed before being exported to prevent germination, and thieves are simply ... executed. The nut is precious ...
 
Around 40ft. tall, the female tree produces and bears the fruits. As its pale yellow flowers do not look particularly fancy, the 'lady tree' compensates with a beautiful fragrance and seduces her courtiers in their plates. Once in their arms: no disappointment! The bark is so soft! And if they come to eat the fruit ... no one knows how far its bad reputation can take them (10 pounds nut and 2 pounds mace are produced every year). 
 
Trees and humans have indeed very much in common. First, its life expectancy is around a hundred years, similarly to ours. From a certain age, it was advised to put nutmeg on one's "organ" in order to maintain their sexual abilities (do not do this with your essential oil!) This may make you smile until you know that this recipe comes from a monk (now you can laugh instead). But the fashionable use of nutmeg in the Middle Ages is the love potion diluted in wine to make anybody accept anything.
 
And there are still thousands of wacky traditions concerning nutmeg. Like this one from Slovakia against epilepsy. The nut was used to replace a neutered black cock's testicles. It was then drunk in a concoction on St. John's day to prevent recurrences.
 
Helps you to focus on present tasks.
Makes you more capable and efficient.
Roots children (especially where other plants have failed).
Develops an unexpected spirituality for a plant of the 1st chakra.
Raises awareness of how much you influence other people, deliberately or not.
To see how impermanent life is.
To want to enjoy all of life's pleasures.
Helps to end a relationship.
Supports during deception in professional life.
 
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Aphrodisiaque
Digestif, Apéritif
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Rubéfiant, Augmente l’afflux sanguin localement, Préventif d’engelures
Artériotonique, Tonique artériel, Tonique de la micro-circulation artérielle
Préventif d’infections digestives
Antirhumatismal
Anti-inflammatoire
Antalgique
Antibactérien
Antiviral
Antistress
Antidépresseur
Hypertenseur adaptogène
Anti-céphalée, Antalgique anti-maux de tête
Spasmolytique, Antispasmodique
Vomitif adaptogène, Emétique adaptogène, Aide à provoquer le vomissement (efficace lors de nécessité seulement)
Emménagogue, Stimule l’arrivée des règles
Antioxydant, Diminue le nombre de radicaux libres
Inhibiteur de prostaglandines
Utérotonique, Tonifie l’utérus
Anticoagulant adaptogène
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage
Fatigue sexuelle, Désintérêt sexuel
Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Infections digestives, Grippe intestinale, Gastro-entérite, Turista, Choléra
Grippe ORL, Pneumonie, Bronchite, Bronchiolite, Toux grasse, Sinusite
Cystite, Infections urinaires, Candidose vaginale
Insuffisance artérielle locale
Prévention d’engelures
Syndrome de Raynaud
Rhumatismes, Arthrite, Arthrose
Courbatures, Douleurs musculaires
Lésions musculaires, Lésions tendineuses, Lésions ligamentaires, Lésions tissulaires
Inflammations, Tendinite, Ligamentite, Arthrite
Stress
Dépression, Déprime, Coup de blues
Hypotension artérielle, Pression basse, Chute de tension
Maux de crâne, Maux de tête, Céphalées, Migraines simples
Douleurs et crampes de menstruations, Syndrome prémenstruel
Nausées de voyage, Nausées de grossesse, Vomissements
Aménorrhée, Manque de règles
Stress oxydatif
Préparation à l’accouchement
Thrombose, Sang épaissi, Hypercoagulationbr /

Stimulates Pitta's epicureanism
Helps Kapha's love for forms
Reduces Vata's scattering

Difference is bigger between the oils from the East and the West of India rather than between Nutmeg and Mace. This is why they are dealt both together here.
Monoterpenes (alpha-and beta-pinene 25-40% in total, 10-15% sabinene, alpha-and gamma-terpinene each 3-15%, 2-5% limonene)
Ether-oxides (myristicin 0.5-15%, 0.1-5% elemicine)
Monoterpene alcohols (terpinen-4-ol, 3-10%, 1-2% alpha-terpineol)
Dioxides phenolics (0.1 to 4% safrole)
Ketone: none
Furanocoumarins: none

        Batch,  NUT1000/1  (PDF, 401 Ko, French)
        Batch,  MAC2001/565 (PDF, 379 Ko, French)
        Batch,  NUT2001/3006 (PDF, 402Ko, French)

Uterotonic.
High dose: may cause non-serious nausea (with a few drops taken by a very sensitive person) ortachycardia (internal use within non-physiological doses).
External use within moderate dosage recommended.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children and pregnant women should not use it physically at all.
Very toxic to cats (they have different liver enzymes from us). 
 
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