Mace Essential Oil’s Therapeutic Help

Mace essential oil is one amazing therapeutic oil that not much to do with any kind of artificiality, in the sense that the oil obatined from it is absolutely pure and harmless and highly potent. It is used in India as an integral spice of every dish.

Nutmeg oil is obtained from the kernel of the fruit and the outer layer of the fruit also produces another spice called mace; nutmeg essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the kernel seed. Nutmeg oil is primarily made up of the chemical component of monoterpenes hydrocarbons (including camphene, dipentene, pinene, sabinene and cymene) but also includes geraniol, borneol and linalol.

Nutmeg oil has a warm, spicy, sharp aroma; it has a number of properties such as analgesic, antiseptic, digestive, an aphrodisiac, stimulant, tonic and anti-oxidant. In aromatherapy, nutmeg is used in the treatment of a number of conditions; it is used to treat -

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatism
  • Poor circulation
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Nervous fatigue
  • Anxiety

Nutmeg is also used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals; it is used in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, detergents and lotions. Mace oil is also used interchangeably with nutmeg and is found in many colognes and perfumes, particularly fragrances for men; mace is also found in many foods and drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Fragrant rich nutmeg is one of the highly prized spices known since antiquity for its aromatic, aphrodisiac, and curative properties. Nutmegs are evergreen trees, native to the rain forest Indonesian Moluccas Island, also known as the Spice Islands.

Botanically, the plant belongs to Myristicaceae family and known as Myristica fragrans. Several species grown all over the world other than Myristica species, such as M. argentea, M. malabarica (Indian), and M. fatua, are rather similar to M. fragrans in appearance; however, they have less intense flavor and aroma.

The spice tree is a large evergreen plant that thrives well under tropical climates. A fully-grown tree reaches about 50-60 feet in height and is the source of nutmeg and mace, two valuable spices. The nutmeg fruit, in fact, is a drupe, about the size of an apricot, which when ripen splits up to reveal single centrally situated oval shaped hard kernel known as “nutmeg spice”. The seed is closely enveloped by crimson-red colored lacy or thread like arils known as “mace”. Both spices have similar warm, sweet aromatic flavor.

Go through our reference links now -

  1. Mace info by www.drugs.com
  2. Mace and nutmeg fruit by Spices
  3. Mace by Mrs.M.Grieve

Mace Oil – A Relief From Gout

When I was a little kid..I remember I had this Mathematics teacher of mine…whenever she used to write on the board…I couldn’t help but notice the deformity of her right hand…they were red…kind of swollen and..slant…tilt…I don’t know how to put it…but they were unusual and obviously I could never gather courage to ask her about it…

When I grew up…I realized and understood what her problem was…she was suffering from gout…

This problem today has become a very common phenomenon…

I’ll give you a brief account of the disease…

Traditionally it was called the “disease of kings” because it long has been associated incorrectly with gorging on a lot on delicacies and exotic wines…which eventually led to this disease…and also that the treatment for this disease was way too expensive back then that only the elite class could afford it…But also as a fact…anyone can be affected and also the risk factors are vary vastly…

But now…things…equipment and methods of treatment have changed for the better and hence it can be said for the record that…it is possible to treat gout and reduce its attacks by avoiding the food that triggers it…

It is an incapacitating disease…It is painful and potentially disabling form of arthritis that has been recognized since ancient times…Initial symptoms usually consist of intense episodes of painful swelling in single joints…most often in the feet (especially the big toe)…Treatments are available to control most cases of gout…but the tough part of this disease is its diagnosis and also the treatment is a subjective issue…as in different ones suffering need different kind of attention and treatment…

Common Symptoms Being…

  • Treatment options exist…but therapy should be tailored for each individual…
  • Intense painful joint swelling…most often in the feet (and especially the big toe)…may indicate gout…
  • Avoiding alcohol and certain fish and meats may help prevent further gout attacks…

Hidden from your knowledge there are numerous magical herbs that do wonders for this disease…just one of them being…Mace Essential Oil…

Before I go down to the nitty-gritty of this magical oil…hammer a few points in your mind…

  1. Avoid alcohol and smoking, as they can precipitate the conditions of gouts….
  2. Avoid alcohol and smoking…as they can precipitate the conditions of gouts…
  3. Do not keep your joints fixed in one position for a long period of time…Maintain some amount of movement in them all the time…
  4. Do not keep your joints fixed in one position for a long period of time. Maintain some amount of movement in them all the time….
  5. Most important of all preventions for gout is to keep the weight under check…This keeps your digestive system working fine and ensures proper expulsion of the waste products from the body….
  6. Most important of all preventions for gout is to keep the weight under check…This keeps your digestive system working fine and ensures proper expulsion of the waste products from the body….

Mace Essential Oil To Rescue…

This oil….Mace…or call it warming spicy essential oil…it is used in aromatherapy to fight inflammations and muscle as well as rheumatic pain…while assisting the digestive system and supporting the reproductive system…and at the same time stimulating and invigorating the mind….Mace oil is considered non-toxic…non-irritant and non-sensitizing…That’s how it does the wonders…

Also…the therapeutic properties of Nutmeg oil are-

  • Analgesic
  • Anti rheumatic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Carminative
  • Digestive
  • Emmenagogue
  • Laxative
  • Parturient
  • Stimulant
  • Tonic

Here’s a quick recipe for you…try it and see the visible and sensuous difference…Make an ash by putting fire to the “Indian Reed – Mace” leaves and mix this ash with sesame seed oil…Applying of this solution on gout effected area helps give relief and also helps to cure gout…

Okay now check out our reference links…

  1. Fast facts about gout by bpb
  2. Treating gout naturally by ehow
  3. Herbs and Oils by www.joellessacredgrove.com

Mace Oil’s Multiple Magic Wands

You know there is this Indian Goddess which has multiple hands…and the Hindus believe that the Goddess does multiple chores with all her hands…and keeps all their worries…tensions and problems at bay with each hand…and she is hence worshipped by them…

I was awestruck to read about this Goddess of Hindu mythology…and I know it is bizarre enough…but I thought what if God too really created something which would help us deal with almost all our problems…wouldn’t it be just great??

That is exactly when I got my answer…Mace essential oil…I know the comparison is rather bizarre…but think about it for yourself…

This Mace oil has a nutty…spicy and soft aroma and is basically obtained through steam distillation from the dried seed of the myristica fragrans nutmeg tree species….Nutmeg oil is used in

  • Aromatherapy…
  • Ointments…
  • Fragrances…
  • Perfumes…
  • Soaps…
  • Candles…
  • Dental products…
  • Hair care products…

If you search for its medicinal background…you will be surprised to know…how prolific this little plant is!

I’ll disclose it’s few secrets…stay glued..

As medicinal oil…massaging the temples with nutmeg oil may help relieve headaches…
Try Adding 1 drop of nutmeg oil in tea or hot water may help relive fever and even nasal congestion caused by the common cold or flu…You can also use it as steam therapy and inhale the steam…

You can intake it…consume it…because as a matter of fact…Drinking nutmeg tea may also provide relief from kidney and stomach cramps and diarrhoea…Not only this…It also aids digestion and is used as a home remedy for flatulence….Also Gargling using nutmeg tea may help treat bad breath….Another way to take it internally is to add a drop of nutmeg oil to a glass of milk or soya juice…

Diffusing nutmeg oil and inhaling the fragrance can help you rejuvenate…feel uplifted…stimulated and energized…It is helpful as home remedy for anxiety…depression and stress….The most amazing quality of this oil being…that it also improves blood circulation and blood flow and stimulates the cardiovascular system

When used topically…nutmeg oil may provide relief from joint inflammation and muscle pains such as arthritis and rheumatism because of its anti-inflammatory properties…

Applying a dab of nutmeg oil on a sore tooth or gum may numb the pain while you wait to see your dentist…

And also as a secret this Nutmeg essential oil is also used as an aphrodisiac…It is used as a remedy to treat impotence and frigidity and may also support the reproductive system…In certain cultures…nutmeg is used to support contractions during childbirth…

Always use nutmeg essential oil in moderation as a high dosage is known to provide a toxic and hallucinogenic effect….you know hallucination and all…This is actually due to the presence of myristicin in the oil….which does the wonders..

Anyway now please quickly check out our links…i mean reference links of course…

  1. Nutmeg Spice by Power Your Diet
  2. Nutmeg oil by Organic Facts
  3. Nutmeg & Mace by Daniele Ryman

Mace Oil Can Turn You On

I had this aunt who used to dump all her bed-room blues on my mother…I used to detest her and found her sleazy and shameless…For obviously I did not use to hear all of their conversations but the mention of a few words made my ears ultra-alert…One day I discussed with mom…that is when she told me the exact problem of that lady…and I started disliking her a tad less…perhaps because my feelings to towards the lady were driven in the direction my mother had…

Anyway…the incident made me curious and I started searching for answers…stumbled across a lot many oils that help in the problem…but the one that caught my attention the most was this oil called Mace essential oil…

What I read was that the spice mace has a similar flavor to nutmeg and is made from the outer covering of the nutmeg shell…Although the spices come from the same plant…mace is more expensive due to lower-yield volume…Mace is more potent then nutmeg and is often used as a nutmeg substitute in lesser quantities…Like nutmeg…mace contains the essential oils

  • Myristicin
  • Elemicin

And even are mildly hallucinogenic in large quantities…Historically…mace was used to aid digestion…stimulate appetite…relieve nausea and treat aches and pains
I’ll tell you certain facts about it… 

Nutmeg has been and still is considered to be a useful medicine in a number of Asian societies….Also among the Arabs it has been used to treat digestive problems and highly  valued as an aphrodisiac….that basically is…it creates the initial spark to make you go down to do the real act…In clearer language…it turns you on…rather…it has the ability to do so… 

Indians used it to combat asthma and heart complaints and still use it as a sedative….you know something that just eases you down…soothes you… 

Coming back to its property of it being an aphrodisiac…Nicholas Culpeper (1616-54)…the famous English herbalist…attributes to nutmeg the capacity to induce sleep delirium…Also…William Salmon…on the other hand…said that the oil of mace or nutmegs…if rubbed on the genitals…instigated one to be turned on (remember the Arabs’ use of its aphrodisiac qualities)… 

It was considered to be having kind of magical properties and is also one of the ingredients of a magical perfume described in the most famous of all the grimoires…or black books of the sorcerers…The Key of Solomon the King….The use of nutmeg as a magical medicine continued far into the twentieth century in England….It was a certain belief that carrying nutmeg in the pocket could cure various complaints has been recorded from various parts of the country…. 

Note this…In places like Yorkshire it was considered as the best way to relieve rheumatic pain…in Lincolnshire it was said to cure backache and in Devon it was eaten to clear up boils…Elsewhere it was used by gardeners as a prophylactic measure against the occupational hazard of backache….Wow! I am always a victim of it…of great use to me at least… 

Anyway…As late as 1966 a Hampshire coalman who suffered from lumbago was told to carry nutmeg…and when he did so he swore he never suffered from it again…Nutmeg was also believed to be lucky in gambling…There was this  newspaper article from the mid-1960s that apparently reported that an individual sprinkled nutmeg powder on their football pools coupon and…on the advice of a gypsy…left it for twenty-four hours before posting it…. 

Although Mace essential oil has been demoted to a ‘pseudo-hallucinogen’ by many authorities, a self-experiment by Paul Devereux…a writer on the alignments of prehistoric sites…seems to indicate that its psychoactive effects can nevertheless be quite dramatic… In July 1989 Devereux took two level teaspoons of ground nutmeg and then went to bed…sprinkling nutmeg essential oil on his pillow and sheets…When he had been asleep for a few hours he had a dream in which he was travelling down a tunnel and flying at ever increasing speeds. He became fully conscious when in full flight and travelled over a landscape. During the flight he passed close to a tree and snatched at its leaves…feeling ‘the pull of the branches and the foliage digging into my hand’….In other words the tactile sense was fully operative. He decided to terminate the journey by retracing his path and arriving back at his starting point…and opened his eyes…His hallucinations were thus both visual and tactile but he experienced no auditory or olfactory sensations during the experience…Isn’t that eerie…yet interesting? 

For more such information…go through our reference links… 

  1. Nutmeg by Richard Rudgley
  2. Mace as aphrodisiac by bpb
  3. Spices by Alexandra Senyo

Say Goodbye To Painful Piles – Mace Oil

As a matter of fact…Piles is generally used as a loose common term to include piles, haemorrhoids…fistulas and fissures with skin tags…which in reality is not the case to a certain extent…

I’ll clarify your doubts…Fistulas are basically an abnormal small opening next to the anus from where discharge keeps occurring…This is due to a tunnel like tract between the anal canal and the skin….

Also understand that fissure with skin tags lead to painful bleeding due to a small cut at the anal margin….It is usually associated with skin tags that are mistakenly called piles….This condition resolves in majority of the patients by use of creams and medicines to treat constipation…Skin tags can sometimes be a source of great irritation due to micro-incontinence….

And now for your doubt…Piles…the real ones are those that are present with painless BLEEDING due to swelling up of blood vessels in the anal canal…you know there might be blood in your stool…you can see it when you excrete…it might be painless at the time when you do…but it can be painful to see that red liquid in the faeces..

Mace essential Oil To Rescue

Heard of Mace oil or Nutmeg or Mystica Fragrans or Jaiphal?

Well…I would say it is time for you to say goodbye to those bitter tablets…go the natural way…the way our great grand parents did…

This Mace oil is always used in foods…especially in desserts in India…Okay that has nothing to do with piles…but was just telling you…hmm…It is considered as a precious herb because of the enormous medicinal properties of its seeds…Cure for numerous problems…just one of them being piles…

The most important quality in the use of Mace…as a small dose it does not produce any side effects….when you use it for a problem like piles…Effects of Mace include a narcotic effect when taken in large doses….so be a little careful while handling…Use it in optimum amounts…

Mace is

  • Aromatic
  • Stimulant
  • sleep inducing
  • carminative
  • intoxicating
  • digestive tonic
  • an aphrodisiac
  • A relief from piles

Islamic scholars from historical times described Mace as stimulating…intoxicating…digestive tonic and as an aphrodisiac…Like I just mentioned…. Dr. Paracelsus Loni cerus and Mathiolus in their research on Mace described it as a gastric tonic..and a natural and herbal medicine for piles

It encourages appetite and averts constipation…fights gallstones and is also a tonic for the reproductive system…while regulating scanty periods…relieving frigidity and impotence…It can aid births by strengthening contractions…and relieve from the pain of piles…

Check out our reference links…

  1. Nutmeg by Dr.Veena Deo
  2. Nutrition Facts by power Your Diet
  3. All about mace by Spice Pages

Pinch Of Mace Powder To Dishes

Must have seen the advertisements for these packets of spices…those if added to any dish…would give it a kick…a tangy…yummy taste…you know it would turn any bland tasting dish to this super sizzling recipe… 

Mace powder…consider it one such addition only…which…as a matter of fact…is a part of almost every second dish that is cooked in any Indian household…call it a staple spice there… 

Hmm…This Mace is the crimson hued spice or condiment…present as the second membrane covering the seed of the nutmeg fruit or the nutmeg….The taste of it is milder than that of nutmeg and is used in recipes which are delicately flavoured….and do not require a sharp and pricking smell…It consists of the essential oils…which give out its peculiar flavour and aroma….

A fine fact is that…this powder is available almost everywhere…You can find mace in almost all the grocery stores…containing spices…Also check supermarkets and food malls…It is generally available in glass bottles in powdered form or as a whole or in small pieces….Another valuable tip for you…While buying…check for the crispy nature and the red or orange intense colour of the mace…The mace powder if brown in colour…check for any lump formation in it….

This Mace powder is one amazing thing I tell you…it is used to flavour cakes and other sweets…but mace is also used in many savoury dishes…These include

  • Meats
  • Sauces
  • Curries
  • Pickling
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce

Mace can be in fact it IS used as a nutmeg substitute in most recipes….Reason being this spice is sweeter and milder…than anything else at it’s competition…

Also mace is often used in place of nutmeg when dark coloured flecks of nutmeg might ruin the appearance of certain dishes….C’mon you can well understand that not so tempting looking dishes…no matter how tasty…can repel the eaters…and gawkers…Whereas often the most nicely garnished and nicely served and coloured dishes…attract the maximum masses and most of the times they deceivingly turn out to be puke-inducing…Anyway…back to the topic…Ground mace can be substituted in light coloured sauces…clear broths…omelettes and mashed potatoes…

Take two useful tips from me..

  1. One tip I would give you is that…Crush or grind whole mace before use to release its essential oils…flavour…& aroma… 
  2. Also….Add it at the begin of the cooking process to allow its full flavour to come out…and spread… 

Hmm…enough of information now….have a look at our references now…

  1. Spice Substitution Chart by about.com
  2. Mace Powder Recipes by Yummly
  3. Herbs and Spices by apinchof.com

Mace Oil Against Infections

There are various healing and curing oils available in the market, not at all pricey. People use them and in a way, are satisfied. Most poeple ask me “ why use essential oils when we are kind of satisfies with the regular chemical based oils”. There’s a lot that cansaid in answer to this question, read on.

Since ancient times nutmeg and its oil were being used in Chinese and Indian traditional medicines for illnesses related to the nervous and digestive systems. The compounds in this spice such as myristicin and elemicin have been found to have stimulant properties on brain.

Nutmeg oil contains eugenol, which has been used in dentistry for toothache relief. The oil is also used as a local massage to reduce muscular pain and rheumatic pain of joints.

Freshly prepared decoction with honey mix has been used to relief of -

  • Nausea
  • Gastritis
  • Indigestion ailments

The trees which produce both nutmeg and mace are large evergreens native to the Moluccas but which are now grown elsewhere in the tropics, notably Grenada in the West Indies. The trees can reach a height of 18-24 m (60-80 ft), and are either male or female. One male per ten to twelve female trees is the norm in plantations, resulting in them being known as harem trees!

The trees do not flower or fruit until about eight or nine years old (thus cannot be sexed until then) and yield about 100 fruits; by the time they are 30 years old, they can yield an average crop of 3 – 4,000 fruit a year. Trees (Myristica fragrans) can bear for a good 70 years.

Yellowish flowers are followed by large yellow apricot- or plum-like fruits. When they split open, these reveal the black seed (the nutmeg) wrapped in its red lacy aril (the mace). Both spices are dried separately, and the major producers are the Moluccas and Grenada, the latter exporting some 2,000 tonnes to the US each year. Nutmeg has always been more available and popular than mace, which is much more expensive; this is not surprising as mace equals one-fifth of the weight of the whole seed, and only 75 g (3 oz) mace are gained from 100 nutmegs.

Go through these reference links now -

  1. Mace info by www.drugs.com
  2. Mace and nutmeg fruit by Spices
  3. Mace by Mrs.M.Grieve

Mace Oil – A Traditional Medicine

Mace essential oil is an amazing traditonal medicinal oil that has enjoyed a wonderful repution in the Indian market in the past and now is enjoying the same worldwide. All the ones who use it are already aware of the amazing spiced recipes this herb and its oil is used in.

Nutmeg tree yields up to three times in a season. Once harvested from the tree, the outer coat or husk is removed. The aril, also known as “mace”, is gently peeled off from the outer surface of the kernel, flattened into strips, dried, and sold either as whole strips or finely ground. The whole kernels are then sun-dried for several days to weeks, or sometimes, more rapidly over a hot drier machine until the whole nutmeg rattle inside the shell.

The shell is then broken and shriveled nutmeg kernel is taken out. Finally, nuts are dipped in limewater in order to prevent insect infestation and seed germination.

Nutmeg spice as well as mace contains many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

The spicy nut contains fixed oil trimyristin and many essential volatile oils such as which gives sweet aromatic flavor to nutmeg like myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole. The other volatile oils are pinene, camphene, dipentene, cineole, linalool, sabinene, safrole, terpeniol.

The active principles in nutmeg have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as -

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-depressant
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Digestive
  • Carminative functions

This prized spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.

It is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and cryptoxanthins that are essential for optimum health.

Since ancient times nutmeg and its oil were being used in Chinese and Indian traditional medicines for illnesses related to the nervous and digestive systems. The compounds in this spice such as myristicin and elemicin have been found to have stimulant properties on brain.

Go through our reference links now -

  1. Mace info by www.drugs.com
  2. Mace and nutmeg fruit by Spices
  3. Mace by Mrs.M.Grieve