Health Benefits Of Nutmeg
” Respect The Nutmeg “
The Grenada nutmeg tree is unusual in that it is the source of two separate spices, namely nutmeg and mace. Nutmeg is from the seed of the tree, mace is from the aril, which is the reddish seed covering.
Several other commercial products are also produced from the trees, including essential oils, extracted oleoresins, and nutmeg butter.
• Grenada Nutmeg and mace spice contains many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.
• The spicy nut contains fixed oil trimyristin and many essential volatile oils such as which gives a sweet aromatic flavor to Grenada nutmeg such as myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole. The other volatile-oils are pinene, camphene, dipentene, cineole, linalool, sabinene, safrole, terpeniol.
• The active principles in nutmeg have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and carminative functions.
What is Grenada Nutmeg Used For?
When mixed with warm milk, nutmeg can relax the body and help you to fall asleep more easily. This same property is why some people seek nutmeg as an aid to reduce anxiety.
Nutmeg can be taken to stimulate the brain and to ward off stress and lack of energy. Nutmeg ingredient myristicin can also be effective against Alzheimer’s and other memory-related conditions.
Pain & Inflammation
The Chinese commonly included nutmeg in medicine for patients who were suffering from pain or inflammation. Nutmeg is currently used for a variety of pain, from general aches to arthritis. Some practitioners use the essential oil for rubbing on joints or other parts of the body that are experiencing pain.
The antibacterial properties may help relieve inflammation and sores, while it’s also useful if you suffer from bad breath for that same reason. General gum and mouth sores or infections may be relieved with nutmeg, which is certainly more pleasant than garlic cloves! Add a bit to your toothpaste for a fresh taste and daily cleanse. Nutmeg essential oil can also be used on a sore tooth. The medical industry recognizes ingredients such as macelignan as effective against strep throat because it works as an antibacterial agent.
This same active ingredient, methanolic, it may also fight against certain leukemia cells.
Appetite & Digestion
For people suffering from a lack of appetite, nutmeg may help. It can also relieve gastrointestinal distress such as bloating by removing excess gas from the body.
Liver & Kidneys
Some people also believe that nutmeg can help two other organs: the liver and kidneys. It’s believed by some that nutmeg removes toxins that can build up in both areas, which occurs in both organs. Furthermore, nutmeg can help remove stubborn kidney stones, allowing you to pass them naturally.
How to use nutmeg?
Grating the Whole Grenada Nutmeg. You do not need to peel, cut or toast Grenada whole nutmeg seeds before preparing them. Grate the nutmeg with a microplaner, the smallest holes of a standard cheese grater or a specialized nutmeg grinder. For maximum potency, grate only as much nutmeg as you need to use immediately.