Nutmeg although a spice and used sparingly host various nutritive benefits.
Nutmeg is native to Indonesia but now a globally used spice.
Myristica fragrans or nutmeg is an ever grown tree which is popular because it grows two spices. These trees bear nutmeg which is the seed of the tree, while mace, a less common spice, is derived from the dried reddish shell of the seed.
Nutmeg is loaded with numerous health benefits including relief from pain, soothe indigestion and improve cognitive function. It also treats insomnia, reduces bad breath and detoxifies liver.
Nutmeg has a component which is similar to menthol and relieves pain naturally. Cooking with nutmeg can help reduce inflammation from chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis. It can also reduce pain associated wounds, sprain and injuries.
Nutmeg is a great source of fiber and retains its fiber content even after gringing. Fiber promotes intestinal peristalsis by bulking up the stools and making their passage through the intestines alot more easier.
IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION
Two of the components of its essential oil, myristicin and macelignan can help in Alzheimer’s disease.
These compounds have been proven to reduce the degradation of the neural passages and cognitive function that is the cause of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Studies have shown that these two compounds help your brain functioning at a normal level.
Nutmeg has long been used to treat insomnia. Nutmeg is loaded with magnesium which relaxes nerves, and even stimulates the release of serotonin which is converted to melatonin in the brain.
Melatonin is sleep hormone and helps people suffering from insomnia and restlessness.
Nutmeg has trace elements of narcotics and has no dramatic effect unless taken in massive quantities.
A pinch of nutmeg is a well known remedy for people suffering from lack of sleep.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Nutmeg is an affluent source of potassium. Recent studies have shown that a diet high in potassium can be equally as beneficial in lowering bloodpressure as a low sodium one.
Nutmeg also has huge quantities of magnesium, which is vasodilator and relaxes blood vessels, lowering