Complete Package of Health and Taste, Know Benefits of Nutmeg

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 14, 2014

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Nutmeg is a power house of medicinal benefits. It adds taste and aroma to food and simultaneously helps you fight many medical conditions.
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    Benefits of Nutmeg

    Nutmeg, popularly known as Jaiphal, serves as a complete package of taste and health. Loaded with medicinal values, nutmeg can be used to prevent many medical conditions and at the same time give your taste buds a pleasurable time. Here are few health tips of this popular spice which has been used as a remedy for many medical conditions since ancient times.

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    Fighting Cavity

    Nutmeg is loaded with anti-bacterial properties which helps kill many bacteria in the mouth, especially those that cause cavity.

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    Beneficial for the Heart

    Nutmeg consists of eugenol which benefits the heart. It also works as a blood purifier and can reduce the risk of gingivitis.

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    Improving Memory

    A compound called Myristicin found in nutmeg inhibits an enzyme in the brain that improves memory and helps to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

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    Treating Nausea and Indigestion

    Nutmeg oil mixed with honey can be used as a remedy for nausea and indigestion. Also, medical conditions like gastroenteritis and chronic diarrhea can be treated with nutmeg oil.

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    Fighting Depression

    Nutmeg is used in homoeopathy to fight depression and anxiety. In Chinese tradition, it is also used to cure impotency and liver diseases.

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    Treating Sleeplessness

    Add 1/4 tablespoon of ground nutmeg to hot milk and consume it before you are off to your bed. It will help you fight sleep deprivation very effectively.

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    Curing Eczema

    Nutmeg is a very popular remedy for eczema. The red patches on skin can be treated by applying a paste made by grinding nutmeg seeds and water.

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    Treating Chest Cold

    Prepare a paste by mixing nutmeg powder and flour with water. Cover the cotton cloth with the mixture and apply it to the chest. You will definitely find some relief from the cold.

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    Boosting Immune System

    Adding a pinch of nutmeg powder to your food can enhance the flavor and add aroma to it. At the same time, it adds minerals to your food which can make your immunity strong.  Nutmeg consists of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and manganese which are very essential for the body.

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    Relieving Joint Pain

    Nutmeg oil can cure muscular and joint pain very effectively. Apply oil on the affected area and you will see the difference immediately.

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