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The Magickal Properties of Nutmeg


Element: Air
Planet(s): Jupiter, Mercury
Zodiac: Pisces
Gender: masculine
Sabbat(s): Yule
God(s): Lugh, Danu, Cerridwen

Works well with Mercury

A whole nutmeg seed can be carried to bring luck during all games of chance from cards to Bingo to roulette. This effect is greatly enhanced by creating an amulet of the seed by drilling a hole in the nutmeg and filling it with Mercury and then stopping up the hole with wax or glue or by carrying the seed wrapped in green cloth (or both).

Nutmeg can also be carried as a charm to encourage a favorable decision in court cases and success in other legal matters. Wrap it in purple cloth attach to purple string for this purpose.

A Nutmeg in the pocket will also help to ensure good luck while traveling.

Love Spells: An old Creole spell suggests that sprinkling nutmeg in a woman’s shoe at midnight will encourage her to fall madly in love with you. Other ways of using nutmeg to encourage another’s love is to share a beverage flavored with nutmeg with them, or to wear a fragrance featuring nutmeg oil.

Nutmeg can be added to beverages drunk before meditation and divination to enhance clairvoyance and clear sight and to encourage visions. A massage oil containing nutmeg essential oil or nutmeg butter may also be rubbed into the temples for the same purpose.

Nutmeg essential oil is an ingredient in Money Drawing Oil which can be used to anoint candles and other items during spell work aimed at bringing money to the household. Powdered nutmeg can also be added to money drawing powders which can be sprinkled over coals, candles, and other items during money-drawing spells.

The Healing Attributes of Nutmeg

Use caution with nutmeg as it can cause hallucinations if used in large amounts and can be toxic. Doses larger than 1 tsp are not recommended. Pregnant women should not use nutmeg medicinally.

For the stomach: Nutmeg encourages the appetite and aids digestion. It reduces gas and excess acid and eases cramping associated with diarrhea, relieving many sources of stomach discomfort.

Nutmeg is calming and can help ease you into a gentle sleep. Try it sprinkled into a cup of warm milk sweetened with honey.

Nutmeg butter may be added to salves for the relief of minor skin irritations and for rheumatic rubs.

Complementary Healing Herbs
balsam, bay laurel, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, lavender