The nutmeg is the fruit of an evergreen plant which is scientifically known by the name of Myristica. It is native to Indonesia, although it is true that today it is cultivated in a lot of countries. It is also known spice, which is produced from the seeds of this tropical fruit. We must also have to name the mace, which is the aryl covering nutmeg and is also used as aromatic spice, especially in the production of coconut milk and curry sauces.
It is a spice commonly used in many cuisines of the world, as a flavoring and its slightly sweet and delicate flavor, especially in the preparation of soups and stews with potatoes, meat dishes and desserts. In fact, part of the development of some curries in Indian cooking in the same way as it does the turmeric, and it is also commonly used in the preparation of sweet.
The benefits of nutmeg
Help in the prevention of heart disease
The heart diseases are cardiovascular disorders affecting the heart’s ability to function properly. Its causes are actually quite varied, although the most common is related to a narrowing or blockage in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the myocardium.
Nutmeg is very rich in monoterpenes, a compound with anticoagulant properties that help in natural prevention of heart disease. It is also useful to its regular consumption in case of cardiac problems. Help turn at the time to prevent the formation of thrombi.
Excellent natural antibacterial
Nutmeg is a wonderful natural antibacterial, which helps us in protecting our body from infection of certain bacteria, such as is the case of escherichia coli.
Useful in the natural treatment of Crohn’s disease
The Crohn’s disease consists of an intestinal disorder of autoimmune type, which is characterized by a chronic inflammatory process that affects primarily the intestinal tract.
Nutmeg has been shown useful in their treatment by acting with a wonderful natural anti-inflammatory, especially when it comes to alleviate and improve bowel inflammation caused by this chronic ailment.
Relieves the pain of the gums
Although nutmeg is commonly used as a stimulant for its tonic action, the truth is that it also provides a mildly sedative effect. Therefore it also has been used when relieving gum pain, especially if its essential oil is used.
How to eat nutmeg to enjoy its property?
Ideally, try to grate the nutmeg directly before consumption, although it is true that it is common to find it in powder form on the shelves of supermarkets and superstores. You can add it to your usual tea or infusion, combine in your dishes and meals and take it with water.