With the cold finally upon us and that long list of yummy, tummy warming winter recipes that call for a hint of nutmeg (like this delicious Rustic Bacon & Pumpkin Soup, a family favourite), we thought we would look into the spice and see its benefits to our bodies.
Nutmeg is one of two spices that grow on an evergreen tree with the scientific classification Myristica fragrans, also known as common nutmeg. It is a delicate, slightly sweet spice that is widely used in cuisines around the world, including both Asian and western recipes.
Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a long list of associated health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral conditions, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function, and prevent leukaemia, and improve blood circulation.
While nutmeg is only a spice that is used sparingly in dishes, it can still impact your health in a variety of ways, mainly due to its nutritive content of vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds related to the essential oils. These beneficial components include dietary fibre, manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, copper, and macelignan. The many health benefits of nutmeg are explained in greater detail below.
The Health Benefits of Nutmeg
- Provides relief from insomnia
- Helps to lower blood pressure
- Helps to eliminate bad breath
- Helps to dissolve kidney stone
- Boosts health of bones in body
- Aids to improve digestive health
- Helps in elimination of toxins from body
- Effective against growth of cancerous cells
- Beneficial in maintaining optimal brain health
- Helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of skin
- Helps to reduce pain caused by wounds, injuries and arthritis
- Induces secretion of various gastric and intestinal juices that ease digestive process.
For more information on Nutmeg and further information on how it nourishes the body, visit www.organicfacts.net. It truly does provide some interesting reading!
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