Nutmeg is a spice named Myristica fragrans. It is found in the Indian subcontinent, China, West Indies, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Caribbean islands. It is popularly known as jaiphal in India. Nutmeg is the seed of the fruit. The essential oil is produced from the seed. Nutmeg also has a lot of benefits like mace and is used in Ayurveda and other holistic medicinal treatments.
Nutmeg is rich in vitamin B1, B6, manganese, magnesium and copper. It also has a distinct nutty flavour and is aromatic. What are the nutmeg essential oiluses? It is used as a pain reliever and treats digestion problems, insomnia and other brain problems.
Here are the details-
Nutmeg is great for getting relief from pain
Nutmeg contains oils like myristicin, elemi in, eugenol and safrole etc. All these volatile oils have anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it works great as a pain reliever. You can mix a few drops of essential oil and any types of your preferred carrier oil. Apply it directly on the affected area and massage gently. Nutmeg essential oil is great for arthritis, joint, sores, back pains etc.
This essential oil is effective in curing insomnia
Insomnia or sleep apnea is a disease that prevents a person from getting enough sleep. Nutmeg essential oil is great for battling insomnia. It has relaxing properties. Nutmeg essential oil keeps your nerves relaxed and induced sleep. Those who are insomniac can add four to five drops of nutmeg essential oil or a pinch of nutmeg powder in warm milk and drink it before going to bed. If you want, you can also add some chopped almonds or cardamom powder for more benefits.
It keeps your blood pressure under control
Nutmeg is rich in potassium and Magnesium. It is rich mineral content makes it a great natural substance to treat different internal functions like blood pressure. Nutmeg helps you to relax and keeps your heart healthy. This is rest lowers your high blood pressure to the normal level. You can add a pinch of nutmeg powder or few drops of essential oil in your regular dishes to see the effect.
Nutmeg keeps your gut healthy
Nutmeg is effective in case you have digestive problems like indigestion, gas, nausea and stomach ache. It also treats diarrhoea and constipation. Nutmeg helps in secretion of the digestive enzymes and keeps the digestive system healthy. It is also rich in fibre, so you can also use it if you have bowel problems and constipation. You can add a little bit of nutmeg in your food regularly for better digestive health. If you have diarrhoea then you can add three drops of nutmeg essential oil in a spoonful of sugar or a sugar cube and have it for instant relief.
Please remember that nutmeg can have an adverse effect if it is used in a large quantity. So, use it in low amounts for better results. You can also take guidance from an Ayurveda expert or aromatherapy expert to know the exact dosages and usages.