What is the first thing that come to your mind when you heard Nutmeg powder? Is it soup? spices? or both? Yup. It can be possible. Nutmeg powder is originally made from nutmeg seed and has become a popular spices around the world. If you love to see cooking show, you may already recognize this spices especially if you are Asian people.
It said that nutmeg is native to island near Indonesia and it can grow in other tropical areas. Nutmeg powder is usually used to give more flavor cooking but after through many investigations and studies nutmeg powder have known to give you benefits as well.
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|In a tablespoon (7 g) of Nutmeg Powder (spices) contain 37 calories and these nutrients listed below.|
|No||Nutrients Name||Weight||% Daily Value*|
– Saturated Fat
– Trans Fat
– Dietary Fiber
|6||Vitamin A||7.1 iu||0%|
|7||Vitamin C||0.2 mg||0%|
*% Daily value based on a 2.000 calories diet.
With a lot of nutrition, health benefits of nutmeg powder for some human important organs is very vital. Here are some of its benefits.
- Make Food Tastier and Healthier
Have you ever tried to pour some nutmeg powder into your cooking? If yes, you must already know what nutmeg powder can do to your dishes. Nutmeg Powder can enhances aroma and fills your cooking with unique taste in a good way. Furthermore, the nutrients that contained inside can optimize your health.
- Improve Immune System
Nutmeg powder offers you minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and manganese. These minerals are very important to improve your immune system fight against bacteria and disease.
- Skin Treatment
There are many skin treatment are sold commercially these days. But actually you can make your own natural skin treatment with less of price at home using this powder. Making a paste from nutmeg powder is one of them. You can add water or honey to make this powder become liquid then rub to your hand or feet. This recipe can help cleaning your skin from dirt while making it brighter. Even the effect will be shown within a few days but it’s worth it to try. This paste also can help you to heal unwanted scar on your exposed skin.
- No more Acne
Acne can be a serious problem to your appearance and it’s scars are hard to be clean. Not all commercial face scrub products suitable with you face type. If you feel anxious using chemical face scrub products, you can use nutmeg powder paste instead. Or, you can mix nutmeg powder with your usual face scrub. Both of way can help you clean your acne problems.
- Relieve Digestion
Nutmeg powder also play role as a cure of digestive problems. You may not know this but even our ancestors believed and used this powder as a herbal medicine. You may add a pinch of nutmeg powder into your home-made creation recipes to make more flavor in your cooking but the fact you don’t know is it can also keep away digestion problems. The fiber compound that contained in nutmeg powder is the key. Scientist have already known the fact that fiber can stimulate the digestive process and help curing any other intestinal issues.
- Improve Teeth Health
What makes you have a toothache mostly is because the bacteria are having party inside your tooth. Their party causing you pain. Then you need the antibacterial properties that contained in nutmeg powder. Studies have been proven it can eliminate the bacteria. Thank to the eugenol compound inside. All you have to do is put the oil on the area of the pain. If there’s a little hole, put it exactly in it. While get rid the bacteria this essential oil can help you with gum problems and refreshing your breath as well.
- Keep Away Alzheimer
The most common problem of old people is dementia. They suddenly forget things and difficult to remember it again. There are also other degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer that should alert. But I suggest you to avoid it from the beginning.
Nutmeg powder has already known can help sharpen the brain. Scientist have found myristicin and macelignan inside nutmeg. These substances have been proven to maintain the brain function. As a result, it can slow down the effects of dementia or alzheimer disease and prevent it in the first place.
- Liver and Kidney Detox
You may have taught that Liver and Kidney are the vital organ that have function to detoxify toxins in human body in your biology class. But we even never realize it that everyday we are exposed with toxins, whether pollution, tobacco, stress, medication drugs, or from our bad diet.
Those toxins will be clean through urine out of our body. Sometime liver and kidneys works too hard. Here the nutmeg powder take act. Nutmeg can help you to detoxify liver and kidney. Moreover, if you have or already worried having kidney stones, this incredible powder can relief you. Beside detoxify you kidney, it can dissolve and even prevent kidney stones from it occur.
- Cure Insomnia
What do you do when you can’t sleep at night? Do you take medicine? I believe a lot of medicines are available in the stores. Or do you make a glass of hot milk? Hot milk and chocolate also believe can make you feel sleepy. But how about adding a little pinch of nutmeg powder on your hot milk? It may give you a better sleep since it can relax your body.
- Pain Relief
When it come to pain like pain from wounds, injuries, strains, chronic inflammation of arthritis or pain in the muscle of joint it can completely ruin your activities. Before buy any medicine in the store, try to use nutmeg instead. It contain a similar compound like menthol. You can rub nutmeg essential oil to your pain area or you can add some enough nutmeg powder into your cooking. Both of the ways can help you relieve the pain.
- Improve Blood Circulation
Nutmeg is often use as a herbal medicine to improve blood circulation and control blood pressure. The potassium inside nutmeg powder have been known to relaxes blood vessels.
Antioxidant is necessary to get optimum health. A few sources of to increase antioxidant level is manganese and copper inside the nutmeg powder. Those compounds are used by the body as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme. This enzyme called superoxide dismutase. Superoxide dismutase is can help reducing the oxidative damage and inflammation in your body.
Nutmeg powder is also rich in vitamins. There are vitamin A, vitamin B-complex and vitamin C contained. Furthermore, there are folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene presented in this powder. These substances are known as the antioxidant sources to make your body normally function.
- Properties Leukemia Treatment
The last health benefits of nutmeg powder may be very surprising. There are only a few people have known this benefits. Studies have been investigating more about this potential cure to fight cancerous cells. Even there are clues that lead to this exiting conclusion but the further research must be done.
These health benefits of nutmeg powder may tempt you to use more than a pinch of this spices in your cooking. Isn’t the more we consume it the fast we get the benefits? But that’s only theory based on nothing. The truth is these benefits can only be gained by using a pinch of it. Otherwise you can be in the ICU.
Furthermore, if you use more than a pinch of this powder you cooking can taste also too strong and it will upset your tongue. Apparently there are poisoning cases in recent years that involved the excessive use of nutmeg powder. The victims might have the same thought of the theory i mention above, who knows? But it seems like the evidence pointed nutmeg as the suspect.
After doing studies and research it finally have been conclude that consume nutmeg powder more than the limited amount can cause psychotropic, hallucinatory, or even narcotic effects on people. Your body is also highly risk to have complications such seizures, irregular heart palpitations, and vomiting.