Surprising Benefits of Nutmeg

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Nutmeg is a famous spice used all over the world and is widely used in Asian cooking. Born in the island near Indonesia its tree is also highly valued because of the essential oils that are derived from the bark and leaves. It is being used in India from 100 years to treat various health problems. Read on to find out  why and how its beneficial

  • Relieves pain

Studies have revealed that nutmeg is an amazing spice that can treat headaches or other body pains. It is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that ease the pain. Nutmeg is  known for its painkilling properties and was used in the pain relief formulations too so adding this spice to cooking can reduce pain associated with wounds and injuries.


  • Detoxifies the body

Nutmeg act as a tonic and boosts the overall health of your body. Nutmeg prevent your liver from adverse effects of environmental pollution, stress, unbalanced diet and medications. It cleans all the toxins from the liver and kidney.

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  • Promotes digestion

The essential oils in nutmeg have a carminative effect that promotes the secretion of the digestive enzymes further relieving digestion. The nutmeg powder retains its fiber content and stimulates the digestive process. It also reduces the frequency of constipation, diarrhea, gas, and even bloating can be relieved by consuming it.

  • It treats insomnia

For many years now nutmeg is used as a home remedy for insomnia and sleeplessness.  A pinch of nutmeg in warm milk will always work. Nutmeg contains the high content of magnesium which is an essential mineral in the body that reduces nervous tension and releases serotonin that promotes the feeling of relaxation. Nutmeg also has trace elements of narcotics, which have no effect unless taken in huge quantities

  • Beneficial for the immune system

To perform various functions of the body like destroying bacteria, fighting infections and cancerous cells your system needs nutrients like iron, potassium, manganese and several vitamins that are all present in nutmeg. Thus it is a complete package.

  • Treats acne

Acne occurs due to stress and skin issues and sometimes it leaves mark on your face as well. That is when nutmeg is beneficial, as it is an antibacterial it clears acne-causing bacteria. All you have to do is to apply a paste of powdered nutmeg on the acne scar, and it will begin fading within weeks.