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:
Nutmegs are known to have positive effects on the body owing to their general plant derived compounds, which possess the capability to prevent diseases. This is one of the best nutmeg uses.
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
Some of the active components found in nutmegs are capable of preventing fungal and depression-initiating activities in the body.
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:
Nutmeg oil is generally used for preventing digestive system disorders but is also beneficial for proper functioning of the nervous system of the body and must be imbibed in our daily diet.
9. Red blood cell production:
The iron content in the nutmegs improves the red blood cells count in our blood.
10. Blood pressure:
Copper is also an important nutrient in nutmegs which helps to maintain the blood pressure and consequently helps in the balance of heart rate too.
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:
You can get a healthy and smooth skin with the use of nutmeg. The oil extract of nutmeg is used for making lotions, scrubs and cream. It is an ideal ingredient to enhance the facial beauty.
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.