Aromatic nutmegs have been used for centuries in our Kitchen as spices. They are considered evergreen due to their easy availability and are known for their aromatic and aphrodisiac properties. The nutmeg plant belongs to Myristica family which are available all over the world.
Nutmegs, apart from their culinary inclusions, also play an important role in providing nutrients to the body and hence are included in daily meals. It is a tropical plant and grows very tall. Its fruit size is similar to that of an apricot. Nutmeg is also referred as ‘Jaiphal’ in Hindi, ‘Jajikayi’ in Telugu, ‘Jaadhikai’ in Tamil, ‘Jathikka’ in Malayalam, ‘Jeerake’ in Kannada, ‘Jayiphal’ in Gujarati, and ‘Jayphal’ in Marathi.
1. Disease preventive compounds:
2. Anti oxidant properties:
Nutmegs have antioxidants that are very useful in smooth functioning of the body. Nutmegs provide antioxidants, which prevent free radical formation, capable of triggering unwanted reactions in the body. These reactions may lead to many serious compound formations and may even turn out to be cancerous.
Anti-depressant, anti-fungal properties
This aromatic spice has been used as an aphrodisiac since ages and also has hormone stimulating properties.
Nausea can be cured by the consumption of fresh nutmegs with honey.
6. Gastritis and indigestion:
Nutmegs with other ingredients, such as honey, are a good remedy for diseases like gastritis and indigestion. The improvement in digestion boosts metabolic reactions in the body.
7. Optimum health:
The vitamins and anti-oxidants present in nutmegs are also a part of the body’s nutrition cycle that helps maintain optimum health by supplying necessary nutrients.
8. Nervous System:
9. Red blood cell production:
The iron content in the nutmegs improves the red blood cells count in our blood.
10. Blood pressure:
Skin Benefits Of Nutmeg:
Do you follow a skin care regimen? If you do, then you can try and use nutmeg as a skin care product! There are lots of benefits of using nutmeg, especially for the skin and here are some of them:
11. For Healthy And Glowing Skin:
12. Removes And Heals Acne:
You can make home-made natural scrubs using powdered orange lentil and nutmeg. These scrubs work amazingly when it comes to removing blackheads.
13. Fights Skin Infection And Signs Of Aging:
Nutmeg is widely used for its anti-bacterial and analgesic properties. It helps in reducing wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging.