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Benefits of Nutmeg

31. Whiter teeth
Mix a few pinches each of nutmeg powder and baking soda, dip your brush in it and dry brush you teeth, this will whiten teeth and remove bad breath as well. nutmeg can rid your mouth of bacteria. This is the reason why nutmeg is a common ingredient in many brands of toothpastes.
32. Milk Powder and Nutmeg for acne marks
For acne marks too, you could use a scrub made of nutmeg and milk powder, keep the consistency comfortable and use only less than few pinches of nutmeg powder, remember it is very potent.
33. Eczema
In case of red dry patches of eczema, you can rub nutmeg seed with water, just like you would make a paste of chandan stick, apply this paste on to eczema. But you must check if nutmeg works too strong for you or causes any irritation.
34. Cures joint pain
The essential oil of nutmeg brings relief from muscular and joint pain. Apply it to the area where there is a swelling and discomfort. Due to its antibacterial properties, this spice also helps in dental care and is often used as an ingredient in toothpastes.
35. Boosts immunity
Rich in potassium, calcium, iron and manganese, nutmeg helps to improve your bodys immune system. nutmeg has been used as a medicinal spice that brings relief from digestive problems. Grate this spice into your soup and stew.
36. Clears skin
Apply a little amount of nutmeg, ground and mixed with water or honey into a paste on your face. It can help clear your skin of scars and acne and also improve your complexion. You can add nutmeg to your face scrub for the same benefits.
37. Good source of minerals
This prized spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese and copper are used by the body as cofactors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a cofactor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.
38. Dosing
There are no clinical trials to support therapeutic dosing. Consumption of nutmeg at 1 to 2 mg/kg body weight was reported to induce CNS effects. Toxic overdose occurred at a 5 g dose. Nutmeg cures constipation and gallstones. It is also recommended in ayurveda as a tonic for the reproductive system.
39. Contraindications
Contraindications have not been identified. The excessive use of nutmeg or mace is not recommended in people with psychiatric conditions. Nutmeg is extensively used in traditional medicinal preparations because of its various medicinal properties. Nutmeg is used as an appetizer as it encourages appetite.
40. Pregnancy or Lactation
Generally recognized as safe when used in food as a flavoring agent. Safety for doses above those found in foods is unproven; avoid because of possible abortifacient effects. Nutmeg cures keratin menstrual disorders by regulating scanty periods. Nutmeg is used for curing sexual problems such as frigidity and impotence.

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