“Great for Pain, Insomnia, Stress, it’s a Powerful Anti-inflammatory, Helps with Depression and Anxiety, Uplifts Your Mood, Heals Indigestion, Super for GI Gas, Great for Bad Breath, Lowers Cholesterol, Great for the Skin and No Side-Effects in Normal Doses”
Nutmeg or Myristica fragrans is a spice that has been used safely for thousands of years and was first found in Asia, Indonesia, India, and in the Caribbean, and other countries. And nutmeg is a powerful healing agent for lots of different ailments. This spice was highly prized in the early years of the spice trade. And wars were fought to taking control of spices in general and nutmeg by many different countries.
Great Smell and Taste – Nutmeg is soothing and warming and has a great aroma that everyone loves.
Parts Used – The fruit is used and the seed inside or nut is dried and ground to make the spice.
Large Tree – The nutmeg tree is large and grows in tropical areas of the world and has oblong leaves and a medium-size fruit with a large seed which is the spice and the outer red covering of the seed is used as Mace another spice.
Anti-inflammatory – A study in the Journal of Food and Nutrition Research showed that nutmeg is a very good anti-inflammatory agent that works just as well or even better than most of the over the counter pain relievers.
Helps with Pain – The National Center for Biotechnology has found that the oils in nutmeg are great for getting rid of pain. Works well for all kinds of pain including arthritis and helps with the swelling of arthritis and other pains.
Helps with Insomnia – Studies show with over 250 patients showed that nutmeg worked for insomnia and also increased their duration of good deep sleep. Nutmeg tea takes 2 or 3 hours to take effect and works for 8 hours so have your tea early in the evening.
Soothes Away Indigestion – Nutmeg tea has long been used to soothe away indigestion and even help with gastric ulcers because it kills some kinds of bacteria.
Great for Gas – Just a little bit of nutmeg tea or a 1/3 teaspoon of nutmeg is great for soothing away gas.
Helps with Cancer – Studies show that the oils found in nutmeg kill leukemia cells and helps to prevent the spread and the growth of leukemia cells.
Helps to Heal Liver Tissue – Studies at the Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute showed that the oils found in nutmeg may help to prevent and heal some types of liver disease. And more studies show that nutmeg oil helps with healing fibrosis and cirrhosis… more studies to be done.
Prevents Seizures – Studies in 2009 showed that nutmeg oils can help to prevent and subside grand mal and other types of seizures.
Heals Diarrhea – Studies with nutmeg in India show that nutmeg can help to heal diarrhea. And along with ginger in a tea nutmeg has been used for thousands of years to soothe away diarrhea.
Lowers Cholesterol – Many studies show that the oils in nutmeg work very well to lower LDL cholesterol and to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Helps with Depression – Studies show that nutmeg contains oils such as elemicin, myristicin, and eugenol which help to promote the production of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine which improve mood and help to heal depression. Studies at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy in India showed that nutmeg worked very well for depression with very few side-effects compared to regular treatments.
Soothes Away Stress – Nutmeg oil is very soothing and relaxing and helps with stress and anxiety… try some nutmeg tea daily and it will help.
Prevents Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease – Studies show that nutmeg can prevent and help with these neurodegenerative diseases.
Relaxing and Soothing – Nutmeg has a very soothing, relaxing, calming effect and works great for getting rid of jangled nerves.
Great for the Skin – Studies in 2016 showed that agents found in nutmeg oil help to prevent premature aging of skin cells. And works well for treating skin infections. Just take a mixture of honey, nutmeg, and a little water to make a paste and use that on your skin for great looking and younger looking skin.
Super for Bad Breath – A 2012 study shows that nutmeg kills bacteria that can cause tooth decay and oral mucosa disease – and kills Streptococcus mutans and trimyristin and myristic acid that are found in nutmeg oil have very good bacterial killing actions. And macelignan found in nutmeg can also help to prevent tooth decay.
Treats Toothaches – Studies show that dabbing on a little bit of nutmeg oil like clove oil can help with toothache pain.
Contains – Nutmeg contains phosphorus and calcium for strong bones, potassium for good heart contractions and water regulation, iron and copper for anemia, magnesium for stress and enzyme production, some B-Vitamins, some protein, and fiber.
Culinary Uses of Nutmeg – Nutmeg is used in eggnog, in baking, in cookies, candies, puddings, apple pie, pumpkin pie, in coffee, in teas, in Chai Tea, used in savory noodle recipes and lots of other culinary uses. And the fresh outer covering of the nutmeg spice is candied in Indonesia and it’s very tasty. And the oil is also used in cosmetics and in perfumes.
Forms – You can find powders, whole nuts, capsules, essential oils, you can make tea with it… and other forms can be found.
Inexpensive – The use of nutmeg is so common that nutmeg is very inexpensive.
Dose – A very small amount of nutmeg is all that is needed for great benefits. Just one or two drops of the oil. And in powder form from 1/8 to 1 gram daily.
Making Nutmeg Tea – Use only 1/3 teaspoon in hot water steeped for 15 minutes and then cooled and enjoyed once or twice daily.
No Side-Effects in Normal Doses – Side-Effects – In normal doses nutmeg has been used for thousands of years without health challenges. But in large excessive doses such as 20 to 30 grams a day nutmeg can cause psychotropic effects, hallucinatory effects, vomiting, heart palpitations, seizures, and some narcotic effects. Remember people around the world use nutmeg every single day in small amounts with wonderful beneficial health effects.
I love Chai Tea and have it often and Chai Tea usually contains lots of great spices including nutmeg.
Remember to Use Organic Nutmeg – Regular nutmeg can contain up to 30 to 50 chemicals so use organic and stay healthy.
Enjoy Organic Nutmeg!
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist
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