A concrete oil obtained by means of expression and heat from nutmegs.

Characters. - Of an orange colour, firm consistence, and fragrant odour like that of nutmeg.

Preparations.

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Emplastrum Calefaciens. Emplastrum Picis. .

Action and Uses. - Nutmeg is aromatic, stimulant, and carminative. The expressed oil is used externally as a stimulant, and with other stimulants is contained in emplastrum picis and emplastrum calefaciens. It is very little used in medicine, but chiefly to flavour articles of food.