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What a great spice to add to your recipes this Autumn.


Nutmeg is a fragrant medicinal spice that has been used

therapeutically for thousands of years. Nutmeg is rich in antioxidants and

vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, and beta carotene. It also is an excellent

source of minerals such as copper, calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Nutmeg

contains anti-depressant, anti-fungal, and digestive properties that are highly

beneficial for the neurological, cognitive, immune, and digestive systems.

Nutmeg is commonly used for abdomen pain, liver and spleen disorders, gas,

diarrhea, and general weakness. A pinch of fresh ground nutmeg in a teaspoon or

two of raw honey is a wonderful natural remedy for nausea, indigestion, and

gastritis. It is also great for kidney infections and for helping to dissolve

kidney stones. Nutmeg oil contains several health promoting compounds including

myrsiticin, safrole, and eugnol. It is known to be good for supporting the

adrenal glands and can help support the nervous system to overcome neuralgia,

chronic fatigue, exhaustion, and frigidity. Nutmeg oil is also used topically

for toothache relief and to support circulation thereby aiding muscles, joints,

arthritis, rheumatism, and gout. Nutmeg oil is also known to be an effective

remedy for menstrual cramps and can be massaged over the abdomen during times

of pain and discomfort. Nutmeg powder is a wonderful addition to smoothies,

teas, soups, and stews. Consider purchasing whole nutmeg kernels and grating

them fresh for a nutritional and medicinally superior powder. Nutmeg can be found

in the spice section of your local grocery and health food store.

pic:  nutmeg bean still on bush


Health and Wellness Associates


P Carrothers


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