Nutmeg - the effect may be unexpected
Nutmeg are the fruits of Muscatwood, a bit like apricot. His homeland is the Moluccas, the Brazilian tropics and Western India. Muscat tree grows about 100 years and reaches from 9 to 12 meters in height. Its fruits have a yellow color, a fleshy pericarp and a large seed. The length of the fetus is about 8 cm.
Healing properties of nutmeg
Nutmeg has gained popularity in medicinethanks to the presence of unique healing properties, provided by the maintenance in the plant of a large number of vitamins and many other useful substances. Its main active ingredients are essential oils, pectin and starch. The content of such essential oils in nutmeg, such as camphene, eugenol, geraniol, dipentene, linalool, pinene is 15% of all components.
Nutmeg, the effect of which is invaluable, withsuccess is used in folk and traditional medicine. The healing properties of nutmeg are characterized by a tonic and stimulating effect. It has an immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and astringent effect on the human body. Also has a nutmeg effect that is soothing, antibacterial and antitumor.
Nutmeg - application in medicine
In medicine, this fruit is used in the fight againstmany diseases. It is used for disorders of digestive processes, osteochondrosis, myositis, sexual disorders, including impotence, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis. He has a good influence in the treatment of insomnia, memory impairment, weakened immune system, irritability. Nutmeg used also for colds, and for the treatment of benign tumors. He is an excellent panacea for headaches. And the treatment of diseases of the hair will help nutmeg. The effect it exerts is strengthening.
This curative product is used not only as a medicine, but also as a means for disease prevention. It is also a component of many biologically active additives.
It should be borne in mind that this nut can beuse only in limited quantities, since the nutmeg effect is intoxicating, its overdose can cause euphoria, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting and even death.
Thanks to the healing properties of nutmegwidely used in cosmetology and is part of many shampoos, creams, gels, masks and other means for caring for the body, skin and hair. And its essential oil is used in aromatherapy, for making perfume, with massage, for inhalations, compresses.
Nutmeg in Cooking
Nutmeg seeds have a burning spicy taste and an unusual aroma. It is actively used as a seasoning in many cuisines of the world.
It is added to dishes in very small quantitiesbecause of the risk of negative effects on health and well-being in case of an overdose. But even a small pinch of nutmeg gives a unique flavor to meat, fish, sauces or rice. Also it is added to soups, vegetable salads, pasta, mushrooms, mashed potatoes. And for desserts, he is also good. A little nut in pudding, biscuits, cream, compote, fruit or milk dessert enhances the aromatic and flavoring qualities of the dish.
In ancient centuries, aromatic and palatable qualitiesThe nutmeg was so valuable that the Arab merchants, who received it from Indian residents, resold it much more expensive and thereby enriched themselves. They even kept secret the location of the homeland of spices, not wanting to allow other merchants there.
And nowadays this healing and spicy-aromatic nut is available to everyone. It can be bought in any store in the form of seasoning or in the pharmacy - like essential oil.