How Is Nutmeg Utilized In Ayurvedic Oils?
Many of the all-natural spices, herbs, and ingredients honored by Ayurvedic traditions have myriad purposes. Certainly, most in the West know Nutmeg as a popular Fall spice to be sprinkled on or baked into eggnog, chai tea, various desserts, and curries.
Nutmeg has also historically been used for fragrance and essence. It is sometimes added to perfumes and essential oils for its unique, distinct musk. But powerful spices like Nutmeg, have even more to offer. Every time you’ve grasped one benefit of Nutmeg, you find layers and layers of unrecognized potential, like peeling back the fleshy sheets of an onion.
In addition to its most popular uses, nutmeg has been valued within Ayurvedic medicine for ages.
This aromatic spice is famous for its potency, warming activation, and balancing effects on Kapha and Vata Dosha.
In ancient Ayurveda, there are three life forces, or Doshas. These three are called Kapha, Vata, and Pitta.
In Kapha, water and earth elements meet.
In Vata, air and ether elements combine.
Nutmeg is particularly helpful in balancing Vata and Kapha body types.
In particular, Nutmeg is considered an important ingredient because of its absorptive, relieving, and warm soothing effects. For this reason, Nutmeg is a powerhouse ingredient in any body oil or joint oil. It is both activating and heating, delivering a sense of relief and comfort to sore, stressed muscles and skin.