We often use nutmeg in our porridge, egg nog, baked goods, and more. But, did you know it not only makes your food taste good but is good for you as well?
Here are some benefits:
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, US National Library of Medicine, nutmeg oil derived from the seed of the nutmeg tree has been proven to be an analgesic and a chronic pain reliever.
Nutmeg has been used as a home remedy for sleeplessness and insomnia, and is known to have medicinal properties to treat digestive issues such as indigestion and stomach ulcers.
The spice contains volatile oils like myristicin, eugenol, and elemicin, all of which have a therapeutic effect on the prevention of diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s.
Nutmeg is also proven to have antibacterial properties and has the potential to inhibit the activity of bacteria which causes periodontitis which is associated with tooth decay.
In a 2012 study conducted by Dr. Deepak Kumar Khajuria and his team, from the Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India, it was found that nutmeg extracts demonstrated an antidepressant activity. Moreover, it also has fewer side effects than conventional drugs.
A pinch of nutmeg has also been proven to stabilize blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and also helps to contain the effects of diarrhea.
We sell it by the doz.