Vera’s Apothecary Corner
With the holiday season upon us,
I wanted to share a few facts about an essential oil we have all used at one point or another:
Besides of the beautiful aroma and delicious options to use it as a cooking ingredient,
Nutmeg has so much more to offer.
Nutmeg acts as a stimulant, which aids in increasing brain function.
It’s very successful in treating mental fatigue, stress and depression.
As a pain reliever it is used in a lot of ointments,
relieving chronic pain, like rheumatic pain and arthritis, just to name a few.
It’s also a stimulator for the cardiovascular system and it promotes blood circulation.
In oral health you can apply Nutmeg essential oil directly to the pain site.
In addition, due to the woody aromatic properties, it is often used to treat bad breath.
Nutmeg is used as a spice in cooking, and I encourage you to be adventurous and “play”
With it in your holiday kitchen.
It is excellent in coffee,tea, ice cream, and pie.
But also yummy in stir fry and stew.
Remember, essential oils are very powerful and strong.
One drop goes a long way, and as most of the time,
less is more.
Have fun and happy holidays,
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