Nutmeg - Myristica Fragrans
Prevents gas and fermentation. Traditionally valued as a tonic for the heart and female cycle. Useful in cases of bad breath. Increases energy and reduces depression. Dreams become more present and colorful.
Nutmeg is useful for:
- Insomnia, Anxiety, muscle spasms
- Nausea and vomiting
- Indigestion, Diarrhea
- Joint pain and gout
- Lowering blood pressure
- Male infertility and impotence
- Improving concentration
- Increasing circulation
- Lowering cholesterol
- Toothaches (nutmeg oil)
The nutmeg tree can grow up to seventy feet tall: this tree produces a peach look-alike fruit. This fruit is discarded for the seed. The nut, which is the seed inside the fruit, has a red covering. The seed when dried becomes nutmeg and the covering when dried becomes mace. Nutmeg has been used through history in Chinese and Indian medicine.
The therapeutic effects of nutmeg are numerous. Nutmeg if used as a seasoning can stimulate the cardiovascular system, it promotes concentration, it is valued as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing swelling of the joints. Nutmeg is often prescribed for the liver; it helps the liver remove toxins. It has a calming effect on the stomach, it helps alleviate the symptoms of indigestion, and nausea and vomiting and help get rid of diarrhea. By using nutmeg on a regular basis this will help relieve joint pain and gout.