Uses of Nutmeg in Everyday Life

Nutmeg is one of Indonesia’s most popular spice plants and Indonesia is the largest producer in the world. The content of essential oils in nutmeg is one of the reasons for its specialty. The scientific name of nutmeg is Mirystica Fragrans. The best quality meat and nutmeg seeds are obtained from the first harvest during the seven to nine year planting period.

Expert research on the nutritional content of nutmeg contains chemical compounds that are useful for health, for example the meat and skin of nutmeg contain essential oils and tannins, the flowers contain starch and the nutmeg contains volatile substances, saponins, lipase enzymes, lemonella, pectin, myristicin, and oleanolic acid that the human body needs.


Various processed nutmeg products are now easy to find. Since many people know that nutmeg is beneficial for health, it is now widely processed into health drinks and various other products. Here are the various ingredients of nutmeg:

Chemical compounds Energy (42 kcal) Protein (0.3 gram) Fat (0.2 gram) Carbohydrates (10.9 gram) Essential oil Tannin Starch. saponins. Scolopet. Myristicin Elemisi Lipase Enzyme Pectin Limonene Oleanolic Acid Starch Sugar Iron (2 milligrams) Calcium (32 milligrams) Vitamin A (29 IU) Vitamin B1 (1 milligram) Vitamin C (22 milligrams) Its complete content provides various health benefits of nutmeg.

Nutmeg Benefit For Health

Nutmeg contains powerful anti-oxidants that help the body fight free radicals and protect the body’s cells from damage. Has anti-inflammatory properties called monoterpenes, which include binene, terpenol, sabinene. compounds that can reduce inflammation in the body and can reduce inflammation.

Nutmeg has anti-bacterial properties against harmful bacterial strains such as Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Streptococcus mutans which cause cavities and gum damage. The study showed that treatment with doses of nutmeg extract was effective, significantly lowering blood sugar and improving pancreatic function. Consuming a small amount of nutmeg every day is believed to improve sleep quality and duration. For those of you who have problems with high blood pressure or high blood pressure, nutmeg can help control it. According to experts, the benefits of nutmeg are achieved thanks to its high antioxidant and mineral content.

Animal studies show that taking nutmeg supplements can minimize heart disease risk factors, such as high cholesterol. However, studies in humans have not been conducted.

Nutmeg consumption is also beneficial for mental health. Studies have found that nutmeg extract has significant antidepressant effects in animals. However, more research is needed to determine whether nutmeg extract has the same effect in humans. Small consumption of nutmeg every day is believed to improve sleep quality and duration. However, more research in humans is needed to confirm these benefits of nutmeg.

If you have digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating, nutmeg can be a home remedy. Grate a pinch of nutmeg and add to soups or stews. Adding nutmeg to cooking helps the secretion of digestive enzymes which brings relief. At the same time, the fiber content of nutmeg helps smooth bowel movements and expels excess gas from the digestive tract.

Nutmeg Benefit For Beauty

The other nutmeg benefit is  for beauty such as: Nutmeg for skin lightening, nutmeg oil is found in facial cleansing or moisturizing products. Nutmeg contains antimicrobial and inflammatory properties making it an active ingredient for treating acne and disguising acne scars. Benefits of nutmeg oil to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Nutmeg oil is also used for hair care to make hair strong, shiny, healthy.

You can make nutmeg as a mask or rub it on pimples. 

1.Reduces Pigmentation One of the most amazing benefits of nutmeg is its ability to even out discoloration and pigmentation on the face. Pigment spots and dark spots are caused by excessive UV radiation from the sun, hormonal changes, old age, side effects of certain medications or skin diseases.

2. Caring for Oily Skin An oily face is a sign that a person has large pores which increase the production of sebum in the skin. Nutmeg can solve this problem. These herbs can help shrink pores and ensure normal, healthy skin. In addition, nutmeg has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help prevent acne.

3. Maintains Young Skin Nutmeg contains antioxidants and anti-aging properties that fight free radicals that cause oxidative stress and make a person look older. Oxidative stress can cause fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Nutmeg facial cleanser can restore moisture, improve dull skin and reduce signs of aging. To get these benefits, prepare organic whole milk and nutmeg powder. Then mix the two ingredients and apply on the face. The benefits of lactic acid make the skin supple.

5. Make hair shiny Nutmeg can help maintain healthy hair and keep it shiny. To get these benefits, you can add up to 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder into a shampoo or conditioner bottle and shake until mixed. You can also add 4 drops of nutmeg oil instead. However, this oil can cause burns if used incorrectly. In addition to the list above, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama, reveals other health benefits of nutmeg, namely:Reduces hyperpigmentation. Helps balance facial oil production. Reduces redness and irritation. Fight acne-causing bacteria. Evens skin tone. Helps reduce and prevent skin damage.

Nutmeg Side Effects for Beauty Alexis Parcells, board-certified plastic surgeon and owner of Parcells Plastic Surgery and Sunnie Wrinkle Reducing Studio, says nutmeg doesn’t usually cause skin irritation or problems. According to him, the most common serious side effects of nutmeg are associated with consuming large doses rather than applying it. Nutmeg is a compound of myristicin and safrole, and when consumed in large quantities it can cause symptoms such as hallucinations and loss of muscle coordination. But for most people, nutmeg is very beneficial, especially for those with sensitive and normal skin. However, he emphasizes the importance of patch testing before using nutmeg in beauty treatments. The patch test should be done behind the ear along the jawline.

Renowned esthetician and Skinlab founder Joshua Ross advises those wishing to use nutmeg directly as a mask to use a small amount, as it can redden the skin. To make a nutmeg mask, Ross recommends 1 teaspoon (teaspoon) lemon juice, 1 tablespoon (teaspoon) yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, and a pinch of nutmeg to even out skin tone. Mix all the ingredients, apply to the skin and leave for 10 minutes.

Nutmeg Benefit As A Food Flavor

Old and ripe nutmeg produces a strong aroma and taste. Nutmeg benefit as  a food flavor because has a characteristic slightly spicy taste, fragrant and sweet aroma and has a warming effect on the body. The function of nutmeg is also as a flavoring for cakes, bread, sauces, vegetables and refreshments. Nutmeg powder can remove the fishy smell of meat and fish.

Nutmeg or nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) is one of Indonesia’s export plantation products. Its main markets are the European Union (EU) countries and Japan. Indonesian exports of nutmeg seeds were valued at US$122.37 million in 2013 and US$93.372 million in October 2014 (Center for Agricultural Information and Information Systems, Ministry of Agriculture). 

Indonesia is the world’s leading exporter. Nutmeg is sold in the form of nutmeg and nutmeg. The mask is a thin fiber (areola) red or pale yellow in the form of a membrane with holes that exist as a network between the flesh of the nutmeg and the nutmeg. In fact, 14 nutmeg derivatives are exported, and even nutmeg bark is often used as a perfume oil in European spas.

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