Health Effects of Nutmeg


Nutmeg is an herb that is native to the south pacific islands. Unlike its counterparts it is not popularized by the healing powers and yet is effective in the cure of various common ailments. From lowering blood pressure, to reducing stomach cramps and helping to stop diarrhea, nutmeg in the solid and oil form is effective.

The ancient Greeks and Romans used the oil of the herb to stimulate brain activity and enhance the power of dreams. Till date the remedy is used and has proved to be effective. It also helps to relieve mental stress and improves concentration.

The herb is known for its anti inflammatory properties. It is thus helpful in the cure of muscle and joint pain. If you are suffering from joint and muscle pain or stomach inflammation; simply massage the oil on the affected area and relax for about 30 minutes. You will be relieved of the pain.

If you suffer from kidney stones then ingesting the oil will help to dissolves the stones. The herb is also known to get rid of toxins from the liver and thereby reduce liver diseases.

Nutmeg is a common in most cough medications. In the herbal form simply add powdered nutmeg to a glass of warm milk and drink up. You will feel instant relief. It is also effective in the cure of a common cold. Use the powder of the herb added to any oil and massage onto your chest and temples. You will get instant relief.

The herb improves digestion. It is known to stimulate blood circulation and thus helps to keep cardio vascular diseases at bay.

The herb is also effective in the cure of stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting, flatulence and gas.

As beneficial as the herb may be in improving your health, you must keep in mind that ingesting it in large quantities can be fatal. Never ingest more than 20 grams of nutmeg in a day, and even this amount can be dangerous depending on your body mass.


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