With a warm, spicy and sweet flavour, nutmeg not only enhances the taste of your food but also nourishes your health in many ways. Here’s why you should add this spice to the glass of milk or in your North Indian recipes. Cures joint pain: The essential oil of nutmeg brings relief from muscular and joint pain. Apply it to the area where there is a swelling and discomfort. Boosts immunity: Rich in potassium, calcium, iron and manganese, nutmeg helps to improve your body’s immune system.
Clears skin: Apply a little amount of nutmeg, ground and mixed with water or honey into a paste on your face. It can help clear your skin of scars and acne and also improve your complexion. You can add nutmeg to your face scrub for the same benefits. Protects teeth: Due to its antibacterial properties, this spice also helps in dental care and is often used as an ingredient in toothpastes. Nutmeg oil has eugenol, which brings relief from toothache. Combined with cinnamon, it makes a powerful antiseptic, antimicrobial paste. Helps digestion: For centuries, nutmeg has been used as a medicinal spice that brings relief from digestive problems. Grate this spice into your soup and stew.