Nuts About Nutmeg

Nutmeg is the seed of the fruit borne by the tree M. malabarica or Myristica fragrans. It has a reddish covering which is another spice called Mace. 

Nutmeg and Mace have similar flavor profiles except that Nutmeg is sweeter while Mace has a more delicate flavor. Hence Nutmeg is also used in cooking sweet dishes such as pies and cakes. 

Nutmeg contain vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds which include vitamin B6, dietary fiber, manganese, thiamin, copper, folate, magnesium, and macelignan

Due to which Nutmeg has been known from centuries to also have multiple health benefits such as:

Helps you to sleep

Mix a bit of Nutmeg powder in milk and drink it before your sleep to have a good night rest additionally. It does this as it has a high content of magnesium which is an essential mineral to reduce nerve tension in the body and stimulates the releases serotonin which creates a feeling of relaxation.

Helps digestion

Nutmeg maintains it fibre content even after it is powdered which enables it to aid in digestion additionally it also encourages the secretion of various gastric and intestinal juices which promote digestion of the food and a healthy belly.

Keep your brain smart

Nutmeg contains the chemicals myristicin and macelignan which have shown to reduce the degradation of neural pathways and cognitive functions and helps keep your brain functioning at a healthy and normal level.

Spice up the bedroom

Nutmeg has been know to be a natural aphrodisiac since centuries, due to its ability to stimulate the release of serotonin which relaxes the body and enables sexual arousal. 

Fights tooth decay

Nutmeg has strong anti-bacterial properties which can be used to get rid of gum problems such as toothache and bad breath and generally boosts the immunity of your gums and teeth.

Makes your skin look better

Nutmeg as many antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help in getting rid of various skin problems such  as acne, wrinkles, pox marks and other skin blemishes. Mix the nutmeg powder with a little milk and apply it to your skin to regain its natural glow.

A word of caution Nutmeg has psychoactive effects when consumed in large quantities and hence cause convulsions, palpitations, nausea, eventual dehydration, and generalized body pain. Which is why you should have it in moderation.

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