Before starting with the nuts and bolts of the benefits of nutmeg, just a short little introduction to what it is and where it comes from.
Nutmeg is the dried kernel of the seeds of and evergreen tree native to the Indonesian Molucca Islands. This tree is cultivated for two spices derived from it's fruit: nutmeg and mace.
It is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter.
Through the years the benefits of nutmeg have always been as a love potion, which it is, but it also has so many other medicinal benefits that will most definitely surprise you.
Medicinal Properties of Nutmeg
How to Use Nutmeg
Nutmeg freshly grated from a whole nutmeg seed is far more powerful than the powdered, commercial nutmeg
If the recipe you are preparing does not specify using grated nutmeg, use only ¾ tsp of the grated spice for every 1 teaspoon called for in the recipe.
And remember it is best not to store grated nutmeg, rather just grate enough of the spice for whatever dish you are preparing.
Generally we would use nutmeg in goods like spice cake but some people say you should try it in a fruit salad or as a topping for steamed vegetables such as cauliflower, sweet potatoes, spinach, asparagus or cabbage.
Benefits of Nutmeg for Digestion
This is gonna shock the boots off you because we are going to list what the benefits of nutmeg are for most digestive ailments: