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Miraculous Health Benefits of Nutmeg (Jaiphal)

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni
Health Benefits of Nutmeg
Health Benefits of Nutmeg

Nutmeg (known as Jaiphal in India) is one of the oldest known spices in the Indian kitchen. Nutmeg is known for its distinctive pungent fragrance and slightly sweet taste. It is used for flavour in both sweet and spicy cuisines. But along with taste, Nutmeg also has an abundance of nutritional value.

Benefits of Jaiphal

Here is a list of nutmeg health benefits;

Treats Insomnia & Stress

You must have heard from your elders to drink a glass of milk with nutmeg powder added to it. This is because nutmeg is known to treat insomnia and also works as a stress reliever as it releases happy hormones.

Improves Digestion

The medicinal properties of nutmeg treat stomach ulcers and also improves digestion. This is because of the carminative effect of essential oils in nutmeg. And not only this, but it also helps in the secretion of digestive enzymes that relieves digestive issues including constipation, diarrhea, acidity, and bloating.

Boon for Skin

Nutmeg is great for the skin. It has many antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin smooth and supple and also unclog pores and keep the skin healthy. External use of nutmeg mixed with honey is good for your skin.

Good for Dental health

Nutmeg is used in various dental products because of its antibacterial properties that are effective against oral pathogens and bad breath. Eugenol, essential oil in nutmeg helps relieve toothache also.

Liver health

Nutmeg helps treat liver disorders and injuries. Anti-inflammatory properties in nutmeg also help treat inflamed liver and removes toxins from the body.

Maintains Blood Pressure

Nutmeg is rich in minerals including calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese that helps in regulating blood pressure, and also relaxes blood vessels, and enhance blood circulation.

Nutmeg has several nutritional values and health benefits but excess consumption of this spice can have adverse effects on your health. And it is not advised to consume nutmeg daily.

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