Nutmeg aids in the proper digestion of food. It acts as a good remedy for depression and anxiety. It helps to detox the liver and the kidney. It improves mental functions and provides relief from joint or muscular pain.
Nutmeg also gives a glow to your skin and helps to remove blackheads. Try scrubbing nutmeg powder gently on your skin.
Nutmeg powder aids sleep as often parents add a pinch of powder in the milk to put children to a sound sleep.
After about a thousand years of circulation on the global spice routes, nutmeg has worked its way into a significant number of Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and African cuisines. It seems to go with just about anything, and its rich, fragrant flavour and aroma are intoxicating. Like other sweet spices, it plays nicely with starchy potatoes and squash, and dark meats like lamb and pork.
Perhaps more than any other spice, nutmeg needs to be freshly ground from a nutmeg nut. There is nothing like the fantastic scent and flavour of freshly ground nutmeg. And since the whole nuts keep more or less forever, your upkeep is pretty low. It can overwhelm other flavours easily, so add it by the pinch. Nutmeg has a chameleon quality: its flavour blends several other ingredients and unites disparate elements of a dish.