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The healing effect of nutmeg

  1. Nutmeg is a spice that is used in both European and Asian cuisine, it is delicious with cauliflower and potatoes and it is an ingredient of speculaas. Both the nutmeg and the seed skirt, known as mace, are used in cooking. Nutmeg can be used for its medicinal properties for digestive problems, insomnia, toothache, brittle bones, dementia, cardiovascular disease, anemia and cancer.


  1. Nutmeg contains just like cloves and basil

How to ingest

  1. Nutmeg is always added in powder form to dishes, you can buy nutmeg powder or grate the nutmeg yourself. Nutmeg is used in Asian cuisine, but it is also popular in European cuisine. It is indispensable for vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and spinach. Nutmeg is added to mashed potatoes and cheese sauce and along with other spices such as cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom

Side Effects

  1. Nutmeg has few side effects with normal culinary use, but hallucinations can occur with excessive use. A normal dose is five grams per day, a dose of more than twenty grams can trigger hallucinations. However, nutmeg is not popular as a recreational drug because at a high dose, side effects such as dizziness, dry mouth, palpitations, constipation, difficulty urinating, nausea and panic attacks can also occur. Another drawback is that the toxic reaction can last more than twenty-four hours, even up to forty-eight hours. Pregnant women should be careful when using nutmeg as it stimulates muscle contractions and could cause spontaneous abortion. Normal amounts of less than five grams per day are harmless.

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