Feb 23, 2024, 10:21 AM IST

Health benefits of Jaiphal (nutmeg)


Nutmeg also known as Jaiphal in Hindi is a popular spice used around the world to accentuate the taste of desserts, soups, curries and drinks to name a few.

Nutmeg is a spice that comes from the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, which is native to Indonesia.

Nutmeg is a good source of various essential nutrients, including manganese, copper, magnesium, and fiber.

Nutmeg has traditionally been used as a digestive aid.

Nutmeg contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties.

Nutmeg is sometimes used as a natural remedy for insomnia.

Nutmeg oil, derived from the seeds, has been used topically as a natural pain reliever for conditions like arthritis and muscle pain.

Nutmeg is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.

Nutmeg may help boost mood, enhance blood sugar control, and reduce risk factors for heart disease.

Nutmeg may reduce inflammation by inhibiting certain inflammatory enzymes.