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Health Benefits of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Updated on October 9, 2013
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Nutmeg (Scientific name: Myristica fragrans, Family: Myristicaceae) is used as flavouring agent and condiment. This valuable spice consists of the dried kernels of the seeds.

Parts used:

Dried seed, nutmeg, arillus surrounding the seed, mace and wood

Constituents

Nutmeg

  • Contains a volatile oil, fat, starch, proteins, ash and mucilage.
  • Fixed oil is called butter of nutmeg consists of myristin and myristic acid.
  • Essential oil contains myristicene and myristicol.

Mace (Arillus)

  • Contains a volatile oil, resin, fat, sugar, destrin and mucilage.
  • Essential oil of mace is of a yellowish colour and consists of macene

Health Benefits of Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg)

Nutmeg is aromatic, carminative, stimulant. Mace is carminative and aphrodisiac

1. Nutmeg improves circulation of blood in the body, helping to stimulate the brain.

2. Nutmeg improves the condition of cardiovascular diseases.

3. Nutmeg oil is effective as a liver tonic.

4. Nutmeg oil is main ingredient in herbal toothpaste. It can treat dental problems like toothache and gum problems.

5. Nutmeg concentrate oil is used as rubefacient.

6. It can act as an antiseptic.

7. Nutmeg is an effective pain reliever.

8. Prevent colds and cough.

9.Nutmeg oil is applied to the body to sooth aching joints and muscles.

10. Drink a cup of milk + some nutmeg powder = The perfect sleep-inducer.

Cooking with nutmeg helps to increase sexual desire

  • Nutmeg recipes
    Nutmeg has a warm, spicy aroma and flavour and can be used in sweet and savoury cooking. It is a component of the classic béchamel sauce and is used to flavour a host of cakes, puddings and custards.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love nutmeg on holiday meals and desserts, but I didn't realize is was so beneficial to the body. Thanks for the education!

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Nutmeg and cinnamon is one my favorite ingredient for smoothies. Can't live without it.

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