Calabash Nutmeg

June 3, 2019 | posted in: | by

Nutmeg is a spice derived from several species of tree in the genus Myristica. The most commercially used species is the Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree native to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas (or Spice Islands) of Indonesia. The slight sweeter flavor of nutmeg is perfect for soups, pastries, and savory dishes in cuisines from all over the world.

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Nutmeg is a spice derived from several species of tree in the genus Myristica. The most commercially used species is the Myristica fragrans, an evergreen tree native to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas (or Spice Islands) of Indonesia. The slight sweeter flavor of nutmeg is perfect for soups, pastries, and savory dishes in cuisines from all over the world.

Here are  health benefits of nutmeg

 Nutmeg can help detoxify your body.

The liver and kidneys can build up toxins from the diet, pollution, stress, tobacco, and medication. Nutmeg can clean your liver and kidneys, to remove toxins. The spice has also shown promise in preventing and dissolving kidney stones.

Nutmeg can freshen your breath.

Nutmeg contains antibacterial properties known to treat halitosis or bad breath. Nutmeg can also treat gum problems and toothaches. A study, published in Biological Forum – An International Journal, showed the presence of sufficient biological compound like alkaloids, steroids, tannins, flavonoids, phenolics, glycosides in nutmeg oil could help suppress the growth of bacteria, fungi, and yeasts.

Nutmeg could help treat insomnia symptoms.

Nutmeg possesses a high content of magnesium that could help reduce nerve tension and even stimulates the release of serotonin, creating a feeling of relaxation or sedation.

 Nutmeg can improve skin health.

Nutmeg can be used to make a paste, helping the skin reduce inflammation and skin irritation while promoting hydration and a smooth appearance. This method could contribute to reducing signs of pox, boils, and acne.

Nutmeg can help you with indigestion.

The fiber content in nutmeg can stimulate the digestive process, increase the secretion of gastric and intestinal juices, and reduce the frequency and discomfort of constipation.

WARNING: Many individuals have tried to duplicate the psychotropic, hallucinatory, or narcotic effects recreationally. Consuming an excessive amount of nutmeg can result in seizures, irregular heart palpitations, and vomiting.

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