Nutmeg is a plant and an herb.

botanical information:

    Botanical name: Myristica fragrans

    Common name: nutmeg

    Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.

part used:

    Part Used: The “nut” (aril), ground to a fine powder.

Information courtesy of Mountain Rose Herbs


nutritional information:

    Nutmeg is a spice that increases sexual energy and enhances fertility.


    Part Used: Buy powdered nutmeg from a reputable source that guarantees that the powder is not made from previously BWP (broken-wormy-punky) nuts. It’s also better not to use an irradiated product. Irradiating nutmeg breaks down the fatty acids that contain the essential oils that give nutmeg its aroma and flavor. Avoid irradiated nutmeg for best quality.

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astrological correspondences:

    Astrological planet: Jupiter

magickal correspondences and uses:

    Incense: Nutmeg incense corresponds with thursday and is a good incense to burn on thursdays.

    Western element: fire

    Magickal uses: fidelity, good fortune, well-being

    Jupiter spells: Nutmeg (as an herb or an essential oil) may be used in as an ingredient or substitute for magick spells and formulas related to Jupiter matters (growth, legal matters, luck, meditation, money, prosperity, settling legal matters, and spirituality). Be careful about substitutions for preparations that will be ingested or come in contact with the skin. These substitutions do not apply to medical uses. See the article on Jupiter for a list of herbal substitutes for nutmeg.

    Using essential oils: Essential oils are just too concentrated and too expensve to use without dilution. If you purchase pure essential oil from a source such as Mountain Rose, you will want to place just a drop or two into a neutral carrier vegetable oil or jojoba. This conservation is typical of the use of essential oils in spells and other magick. It is wise to test a bit of any essential oil on your inner wrist before use. If any irritation occurs, do not use the essential oil. Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets and away from heat and light. See the article on essential oils for detailed information on how to mix and use essential oils.

    Magickal substitutions: Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.

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health care uses:

    Health Notice: Attempting to be an amateur doctor is potentially dangerous to your health. This web page is not professional medical advice. Nothing on this website should be considered as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice. Persons should seek the advice of qualified health providers. Self-medication should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. Please confirm all self-medication with your doctor or health care professional. See the article on healing for recommended healers.

external care:

    External skin care: Nutmeg oil in Rhonda Allison Gentle Milk Cleanser: “Genlte, light, all-purpose daily cleanser is perfect for sensitive and mature skin, and the ideal choice for post procedure cleansing following laser, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Smells heavenly with vanilla, clove, and nutmeg oils. Massage small amount onto face and neck. Rinse.” Rhonda Allison Gentle Milk Cleanser

Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.

    Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).

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