In a region of the world known as the Moluccas “Spice Islands” in eastern Indonesia, the Nutmeg tree was born. It’s prized and coveted aromatic seeds, the object of admiration, fascination, conquest, expeditions making it one of the most loved and tragic spices in history. Ancient City brings you this precious oil in honor of the Bandanese people who paid the heaviest price, with their very lives, for the cultivation, harvest and production of the Nutmeg seed. May the gift of their lives, contributions and memories live on in every drop and with every application.
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In a region of the world known as the Moluccas “Spice Islands” in eastern Indonesia, the Nutmeg tree was born. It’s prized and coveted aromatic seeds, the object of admiration, fascination, conquest, expeditions and bloody, land and maritime wars making it one of the most loved and tragic spices in history. Ancient City brings you this precious and paradoxical oil in honor of the Bandanese people who paid the heaviest price, with their very lives, for the cultivation, harvest and production of the Nutmeg seed. May the gift of their lives, contributions and memories live on in every drop and with every application.
In Today’s Time when applied topically, it is known to penetrate and warm the tissues. It may also be diffused and is said to have a peaceful sweet aroma. Mixed with palm seed oil, it is often used as an industrial lubricant. Today, Indonesia, India and Grenada are the primary producers and exporters of this spice.
Touch (feel): The inner seeds are hard and ridged. The oil is thin and has a velvety texture.
Aroma (scent): The smell is described as spicy, warm and sweet and woody.
Visual ( look): The dried inner seed kernels are small light brown ridged and oval shaped. The oil is a light yellow to brown color.
Topical: Add 3-5 drops of EO to 1 ounce of carrier oil such as the Ancient City fractionated Coconut Oil, grapeseed or olive oil, mix well and apply to the skin or use as a generalized massage oil. Pairs well with Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cinnamon and Clove EO.
Diffuser: Add 3-5 drops of EO to the diffuser; may be safely combined with equal amounts of up to 2 different EO’s to enhance effectiveness.
Highlighted Chemical Compounds:
D-camphene, d-pinene, limonene, d-borneol, l-terpineol, geraniol, safrole, myristicin, elemicin, estragole, iso-elemicin, iso-eugenol, methyl-eugenol, methyl-isoeugenol, Methoxy-eugenol. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI)
Warnings and Precautions: Nutmeg oil should be used sparingly because it may cause disorientation. It should be avoided by individuals on certain prescriptions and should not be used with an MAOI, alcohol or opiates. Even though Ancient City Essential Oils are for external use only and not for consumption. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Caution while pregnant or breastfeeding.
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|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|
100% Therapeutic Grade
Innermost kernel of the fruit seed, oil & the red aril surrounding the seed for Mace
In Ancient Times/Ancient Story: The earliest discovery of the use of Nutmeg dates back over 3,500 years ago from the residue found in pottery in the small and remote island of Pulau Ai in the Banda Sea. Exclusive to the region, it was first introduced to early Europeans by Arab-Muslim traders who would not divulge its location. Nutmeg became a costly and prized culinary and medicinal seed in the old world fit for the war sagas that later ensued between the Portuguese, Dutch and British traders in pursuit of the region’s control culminating in the Dutch-Portuguese Spice Wars beginning in 1602 led by the Dutch East and West India Company against the Portuguese Empire. This conflict resulted in the 1621 massacre and near genocide of the Baltanese peoples. So important were the Spice Islands, that in 1667 the British who controlled the Island of Rhun, traded it to the Dutch in exchange for the Island of Manhattan and its city of New Amsterdam, as part of the Treaty of Breda, in order to maintain control of the trade of nutmeg.
Ancient Usage: Primarily valued in ancient times for its culinary purposes, it gave dishes and baked goods a sweet and savory flavor. Sometimes it was consumed in a tea or milk beverage to treat sleeplessness during times of stress. Nutmeg’s naturally occurring purifying and preservative properties increased its popularity during Medieval Europe as being able to “ward off the plague.” Traditionally in ancient times it’s oil was topically applied to the tissues and joints as a soothing and restorative agent to manage discomfort associated with intensive, physically demanding labor as well as to alleviate ailments commonly associated with the aging process.
Nutmeg oil was widely used as an aphrodisiac and believed to enhance sensuality and mood in men and women. Ancient women also resorted to the use of nutmeg to treat unwanted pregnancies during the early stages, oftentimes with poor results that led instead to psychosis, delirium and fetal deformities.
Ancient Beliefs: Nutmeg was believed to help produce lucid dreams, and to help the dreamer better remember their dreams as well as navigate the realms between the waking and sleeping states. Back in ancient times It also became widely used and abused due to its hallucinogenic properties