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Health Benefits of Nutmeg

Health Benefits of Nutmeg

Nutmeg is used in several cuisines due to its flavour. It is commonly used in drinks, curries, and desserts.

It has several health benefits which are mentioned as below:

  • Nutmeg has many essential oils like eugenol, myristicin, elemicin etc. These oils have anti-inflammatory properties to treat swelling, joint and muscle pain.
  • The antioxidants in nutmeg such as cyanidin and phenolic compounds contain anti-inflammatory properties. They can reduce inflammation and thereby other serious health conditions like heart problems caused by chronic inflammation.
  • Its antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress and thereby control cancers, neurodegenerative diseases etc. It stimulates nerves in the brain and helps treat depression.
  • Its antibacterial properties can effectively combat bacterial infections. It can prevent oral bacteria and gut bacteria efficiently.
  • Nutmeg boosts libido. It was used by Romans as an aphrodisiac. Many animal studies showed that nutmeg extract enhanced sexual activity and performance. However, effects on sexual health in humans is yet to be confirmed.
  • It can treat various skin problems like acne, blackhead and clogged pores. The mixture of equal parts of honey and nutmeg powder can effectively reduce pimples when applied. Nutmeg powder can be used as a scrub for the skin along with oats or orange peels.
  • It controls bad breath. It is commonly used in Ayurvedic toothpaste for its anti-bacterial properties and refreshing breath.
  • The essential oils in nutmeg help remove excess gas from the digestive system. It also helps in stimulating the digestive enzymes to control the digestive issues.
  • It controls blood pressure and regulates blood circulation. It also helps improve the function of the heart by regulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • It improves mood due to antidepressant effects and enhances pancreatic function.

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