Thursday, September 30, 2010

The healthful benefits of nutmeg

Nutmeg seedsImage via Wikipedia
Nutmeg is a wonderful spice,  not only to cook with, but is helpful in many physical conditions today.

Nutmeg has been used in many  popular baked, sweet dishes such as pies and cakes.  It is also popularly used in dishes such as stir fried rice and vegetables.  It is a favorite\ in  drinks such as apple cider and egg nogg.

What are some other uses of this wonderful spice for medical conditions?

Nutmeg history and uses

Nutmeg comes from the seeds of the Myristica genus and is found nearly worldwide.  It was one of the highly desired spices that was popular during the spice trade between the East and Europe.

Nutmeg is said to be good for treatment of toothaches and arthritis.  Mixed with honey, it is also helpful in easing gastric problems.

When applied to the skin, it is helpful in relieving itchniness and keeps the skin smooth and youthful.
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