Nutmeg is a spice that's widely used all over the world.
It has a pungent fragrance and a slightly sweet taste, which is why it is widely used in so many different cuisines.
Nutmeg grows on the evergreen nutmeg tree Myristica fragrans.
The nutmeg tree hosts one more incredibly potent and unique spice, called Mace, which is the dried reddish seed covering of the nut.
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Benefits Nutmeg Can Provide
Nutmeg is used sparingly in dishes, but it can still benefit your health, mainly due to its high nutritional content of vitamins and minerals.
It provides you with dietary fiber, manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, and copper.
Nutmeg is known to have a long list of health benefits. For instance, its believed to be able to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, relieve insomnia, and improve brain function.
It might also have the ability to protect the liver, relieve depression, improve cholesterol levels, regulate blood pressure levels, and alleviate oral conditions.
Caution: Avoid Large Doses Of Nutmeg
In large doses, both raw nutmeg freshly ground from kernels, as well as nutmeg oil, has hallucinogenic properties and can be toxic.
Consuming too much nutmeg can result in tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, agitation, anxiety/fear, cutaneous flushing, decreased salivation, seizures, and hallucinations.
Although rarely reported, nutmeg overdose can also result in death, especially if combined with other drugs.
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How To Use Nutmeg Safely! [Read This Before Using It!]
We go through how to use nutmeg safely so that you can get the health benefits nutmeg can provide for you and your loved ones. A must-read before you use it!