Yes you guessed it right. It’s the nutmeg oil the ancient medicine that was used to cure the plague and other infectious diseases. Even today the essential oil is popular as an Ayurveda medicine for treating various ailments. The oil is extracted from the seeds of the nutmeg fruit by steam distillation process. Many products like fragrances and perfumes cosmetics soaps mouthwash and incense sticks contain this oil. Nutmeg oil is also used as a flavouring agent and a spice in cooking dishes. Health benefits of nutmeg oil The nutmeg oil has stimulant antibacterial sedative antiseptic anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties.