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- The calming effect of nutmeg plays a key role in treating insomnia when consumed in smaller doses for a long period of time.
- Adding a pinch of nutmeg to a glass of warm water or milk at bedtime will give you a good night’s sleep.
- Nutmeg contains many essential volatile oils such as myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole, which help in treating joint pains.
- It aids the secretion of digestive enzymes, bringing relief, while the fibre content in nutmeg will help in bowel movement.
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- Nutmeg is an important part of the classic Indian garam masala.
- It is also a commercial source of essential oil and nutmeg butter.
- Nutmeg is the spice made by grinding the seed of the fragrant nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) tree into powder.
- The seeds are dried gradually in the sun over a period of six to eight weeks. During this time the nutmeg shrinks away from its hard seed coat until the kernels rattle in their shells when shaken.
- A cup of hot milk with nutmeg powder, a few drops of honey, and crushed cardamom are sure to keep your winter blues away.
- Jatiphala / Jaiphal /Jathikka/Jaiphala