Often associated with Samhain and Yule, nutmeg is also one of the traditional spices used in the Jewish ritual farewell to the feminine aspect of God on Saturday evening, when warm spices are sniffed to remind us that Her presence should permeate the week, like the sweet smell of a spice permeates the air. Nutmeg is often used in works involving money, especially gambling. Creole folklore of the 19th century advised sprinkling nutmeg in a woman’s left shoe each night at midnight in order to make her crazy with love. — from Alchemy Works
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Plant appearance: a small green evergreen tree around 50 ft high, with small bell-shaped, waxy, cream-colored flowers and large fruits
Parts used: the nut (the pit) of the fruit
Oil appearance: colorless to pale yellow
Therapeutic uses: gastrointestinal spasm, nausea, upset stomach, rheumatism, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, muscular injury, mentstrual cramps, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, tension
Precautions: best avoided while pregnant or breast-feeding. GRAS
Therapeutic Homemade Cola
from Essential Oils Sanctuary
2 drops nutmeg EO
2 drops cinnamon EO
2 drops cardamom EO
2 drops lemon EO
4 drops orange EO
4 drops lime EO
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
1. Add the essential oils to the vanilla extract, and then combine this mixture with the maple syrup or honey.
2. Divide the mixture between 2 tall glasses.
3. Add sparkling water (about 8-10 ounces per glass), stirring gently to mix.
4. Serve in place of commercial cola to help detoxify the body, fight fatty liver disease, reduce insulin resistance, and balance hormones.