Complete Package of Health and Taste, Know Benefits of Nutmeg

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

Vasudha Bhat
Written by: Vasudha BhatPublished at: Mar 14, 2014

Benefits of Nutmeg

Benefits of Nutmeg
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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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Fighting Cavity

Fighting Cavity
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Nutmeg is loaded with anti-bacterial properties which helps kill many bacteria in the mouth, especially those that cause cavity. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Beneficial for the Heart

Beneficial for the Heart
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Nutmeg consists of eugenol which benefits the heart. It also works as a blood purifier and can reduce the risk of gingivitis. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Improving Memory

Improving Memory
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A compound called Myristicin found in nutmeg inhibits an enzyme in the brain that improves memory and helps to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Treating Nausea and Indigestion

Treating Nausea and Indigestion
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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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Fighting Depression

Fighting Depression
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Nutmeg is used in homoeopathy to fight depression and anxiety. In Chinese tradition, it is also used to cure impotency and liver diseases. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Treating Sleeplessness

Treating Sleeplessness
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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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Curing Eczema

Curing Eczema
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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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Treating Chest Cold

Treating Chest Cold
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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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Boosting Immune System

Boosting Immune System
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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. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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