7 Magical Properties of Nutmeg (Prosperity, Protection, Spiritual Awareness, Confidence, and More)

Whole and half nutmeg

The powerfully fragrant nutmeg seed and mace (the fleshy outer covering of the seed) have been revered since ancient times not only for their amazing healing benefits but also for their culinary uses and their many magical and spiritual properties.

Nutmeg tree parts
Nutmeg and mace inside the fruit.

In this article, let’s look at the various magical and spiritual benefits of nutmeg seed and how you can use it in your own life to attract success, prosperity, protection, confidence, and spiritual awareness.

What does nutmeg (seed) symbolize?

Seed inside nutmeg fruit
Nutmeg seed inside the fruit

Nutmeg is basically the seed from the fruit of the Myristica fragrans tree. The seed is encased in a hard shell and covered with a fleshly membrane known as aril (as shown in the image below).

Nutmeg with aril
Nutmeg with aril (orange fleshy membrane)

The aril is separated from the seed and is dried to create another fragrant spice known popularly as mace (as shown in the image below).

Nutmeg with broken outer case
Nutmeg with broken outer case and dried mace.

Nutmeg (seed) is associated with the sun (and hence the element of fire) and symbolizes good luck, prosperity, creativity, healing, intuition, psychic awareness, protection, clarity, confidence, and well-being. It is also associated with the planet Jupiter and many ancient deities including Oya, Durga, Jupiter, Zeus, and Cerridwen. Nutmeg helps open all your higher chakras and can thus raise your spiritual awareness and psychic abilities. This is why it was often associated with the pagan festivals of Samhain and Yule.

Nutmeg has a rich history of being used as a healing agent and as a magical ingredient in spells and rituals. The seeds have found a mention in various ancient texts from across the world. For instance, they have been described as a spice with powerful healing properties in the Vedas. The Vedas are spiritual Hindu texts that are considered to be written between the 1500 and 1000 BCE. They also find mention in ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Arabic and Greek literature.

Now that we have taken a brief look at what nutmeg symbolizes, let’s take a look at the amazing spiritual and magical properties of this spice and how you can benefit by using it in your own life.

7 spiritual & magical properties of nutmeg

Nutmeg seeds
Nutmeg seeds

1. Carry nutmeg with you for good luck & protection

Single nutmeg seed
Nutmeg is a powerhouse when it comes to attracting good luck, especially in terms of money, career, business, love, and relationships.

To attract good luck into your life, carry a whole nutmeg seed with you in your pocket or wallet.

To enhance the effect, make sure that you charge your nutmeg by clasping it tightly in your power hand, closing your eyes, and reciting a prayer or mantra. As you pray, focus your attention on the nutmeg and visualize all the energy from your words flowing into it. You can recite a simple mantra (in your mind or out loud) like, ‘Good luck flows into my life’ or a simple prayer as follows:

Thank you God for blessing me with good luck and abundance. I thank you for all the love, prosperity, and success that is flowing into my life. I receive it with an open heart. Thank you for keeping me safe and protected.”

Charging your nutmeg once should suffice, but if you want, you can also charge it at the end of every week.

To further enhance the effect, consider placing the nutmeg in a green or purple bag with other good luck-attracting herbs like star anise, cinnamon sticks, cloves, dried rosemary, and chamomile.

You can also bathe with nutmeg-infused water whenever you need an extra boost of good luck. This will raise your vibration helping you attract all the good things toward you.

2. Use nutmeg to increase your intuition & spiritual awareness

Herb incense

Nutmeg helps stimulate all your higher chakras, promoting intuition, clairvoyance, spiritual awareness and psychic abilities. It also helps you let go of unwanted thoughts and promotes focus and mental clarity.

This is why nutmeg is great to use before meditation, yoga, journaling, divination (like Tarot, Runes, etc.), or any form of spiritual activity where you are seeking guidance from a higher power.

To heighten your meditative experience and to receive higher guidance (in the form of visions), consider anointing your third eye chakra (area between your eyebrows) with nutmeg-infused oil before you meditate. You can also do this before going to bed to attract psychic dreams that carry messages of guidance and direction.

To create the nutmeg-infused oil, simply add a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg to half an ounce of a carrier oil like organic coconut or jojoba oil. Let this oil sit for around 1 to 2 hours before using. Another option is to use diluted nutmeg essential oil.

You can also diffuse nutmeg essential oil or burn nutmeg as incense for similar results. To burn nutmeg as incense, add a pinch of grated nutmeg on a lit charcoal disk. Make sure the disk is in a fire-safe bowl. You can also include nutmeg in incense blends.

Bathing with nutmeg-infused water is another way to promote your psychic abilities. To create nutmeg-infused water, add half a teaspoon of nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg to a pot of water. Bring the water to a boil and set it aside to cool down for 4 to 5 hours. You can then add this water to your bath water.

3. Use nutmeg to attract positive energy & happiness into your home

To attract positive energy and happiness in your home, place whole nutmeg seeds (3 to 5 seeds) in a bowl along with other prosperity-attracting herbs like cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. You can also consider placing a few prosperity-attracting crystals like Pyrite, Yellow Sapphire, Citrine, and Green Jade in the bowl.

To enhance the effect, layer the bowl with Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt before placing the items in it. Salt not only attracts abundance but also helps clear away negative energy and keeps all the items in the bowl in a charged state. Just make sure to replace the salt once every month.

You can keep this bowl in your front room or in any room that you spend the most time in.

Burning nutmeg as incense (as discussed earlier) is another way to clear negative energy and to attract positive energy into your home. Another easy way is to burn a candle anointed with nutmeg-infused oil. Doing this on Thursdays can lead to powerful results.

Sprinkling nutmeg powder on your doorway can also help keep negativity and negative people away.

4. Work with nutmeg to let go of fears and promote confidence

Nutmeg essential oil

Nutmeg has a strong masculine energy to it and can help you let go of fears and be more assertive, confident, charismatic, and persuasive. It also helps clear indesiveness and brings about mental clarity.

This is why nutmeg is a great herb to work with before engaging in activities that require persuasive communication like a debate, giving a presentation or participating in a meeting.

To communicate more persuasively, anoint your throat chakra (located in the middle of your throat) with nutmeg infused oil. You can also bath with nutmeg by adding a few drops of nutmeg essential oil or nutmeg infused water to your bath water. Burning nutmeg incense or diffusing the essential oil can also help with this.

To enhance the effect, combine nutmeg with other masculine herbs like Cinnamon, Mint, Lemongrass, Mace, Ginger and Basil.

5. Carry nutmeg for protection during travel

Carry nutmeg with you in a sachet for protection and good luck during travel. Nutmeg encourages lively travel experiences and also helps you meet like-minded people.

The enhance the protection, consider adding other complimentary protection herbs to your bag which include dried basil leaves, chamomile, mugwort, cinnamon bark, and oregano.

6. Use nutmeg to settle legal matters in your favor

If you are dealing with legal issues, nutmeg can increase the likelihood that the issue resolves quickly and in your favor. This is because nutmeg is associated with the planet Jupiter that helps you reach the success you truly deserve. Simply carry three whole nutmeg seeds with you wrapped in a purple bag during legal engagements.

Again, as discussed earlier, make sure to charge the nutmeg with your intention before using.

7. Use nutmeg to stimulate creative energy

If you are feeling down, demotivated and confused then nutmeg can help you get in touch with your creative energy. It also helps clear your mind so you can focus on the bigger picture and not waste your energy on things that don’t matter.

Drink nutmeg tea to get an instant boost of creative energy. Just make sure that you do not consume more than a pinch of nutmeg in a day. Always remember that with nutmeg, a little goes a long way. Another option is to deeply take in the scent of freshly grated nutmeg. 10 to 15 long and deep breaths can do wonders to your creativity. You can also add fresh grated nutmeg to a pot of boiling water and take in the steam. Just make sure that you are careful when doing this.

You can also bathe with water infused with nutmeg and other complimentary herbs that stimulate creativity like lavender, rosemary, lemon balm and sage.

Points to bear in mind

Please exercise caution while ingesting herbs/spices or using them on your skin. Some herbs/spices including nutmeg can cause allergic reactions in some people. Also, nutmeg is a potent herb and little is more than enough. Make sure not to consume more than a pinch of nutmeg in a day. Also, when in doubt, please consult a professional.


Nutmeg is a power-packed magical seed that can help bring about a lot of positive changes in your life. The best thing is that nutmeg is super easy to procure. Just make sure that you buy smaller seeds as opposed to larger ones as smaller seeds are more potent. Also, consider buying whole seeds as opposed to nutmeg power because once powdered a lot of essential oils contained in nutmeg tend to evaporate reducing its magical potential.

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