nutmeg

{Myristica fragrans}

General: An evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas (or Spice Islands) of Indonesia, myristica are the source of two major spices, nutmeg, the ground pit of the tree's fruit, and mace, the striking red "veins" surrounding the pit. Nutmeg powder is a known intoxicant 

Skin Benefits: Nutmeg is a mild stimulant—its aroma quells mental exhaustion and stress. An antibacterial and antiseptic, nutmeg oil firms dull or wrinkled skin and cleanses oily skin.

SourceKerala, Southern India

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of ground nutmeg pits

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