Boost Anxiety Relief with Nutmeg Tea
Nutmeg - Myristica fragrans Houtt
Used part: Seed
Nutmeg, scientifically named Myristica Fragrans, is a seed that is found inside the fruits of the tree Moscadeira, which can reach 20 meters in height when it reaches full development. The spice has a strong smell and very specific flavor and is generally used in hot dishes, sauces and salads. Its consumption is also known through infusion, in India this is the most common way to consume nutmeg and to have access to all the medicinal properties contained in it.
Due to compounds such as myristicin and elemycin, nutmeg acts on the central nervous system, providing a mild sedative and anxiolytic effect; Eugenol, present in the spice composition, has properties that relax the musculature, promote vasodilation and improve blood circulation; Nutmeg showed antioxidant activity, reducing the formation of new blood vessels and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells; It is a source of minerals such as manganese and copper, which are used by the body as cofactors of the activities of antioxidant enzymes; It has antibacterial properties, acting on the proliferation and production of toxins of certain bacteria. For this reason, nutmeg is also used by the industry in the production of soaps, toothpastes and cosmetics.
Due to its medicinal properties, nutmeg tea is indicated to treat various health conditions, among which are the following: intestinal and stomach cramps; asthma; belching; hiccups; flatulence; weakness of the stomach; rheumatic pain; inflammation. Spice tea also serves to improve digestion, end insomnia and ease toothaches, and act as a stimulant and aphrodisiac.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Intestinal and stomach cramps
- Weakness of the stomach
- Brain stimulant
- Rheumatic pain
- Put a quart of water in a pan and bring to the fire.
- When the water is boiling turn off the fluff and add half a teaspoon of grated nutmeg, or ¼ of a nutmeg.
- Cover the pan and leave the mixture muffled for about 10 minutes.
* We recommend the consumption of only 1 cup of tea nutmeg per day.
Nutmeg tea should not be consumed by pregnant, nursing women, nor by children under 2 years of age. In large quantities, the consumption of this spice can cause adverse health effects, including intoxication and hallucinations. Consuming an entire nutmeg or 5 grams of your powder can cause motor uncontrol, depersonalization, and visual and auditory hallucinations. Excessive consumption may include other symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, palpitations, sweating and, in severe cases, to coma.
Culinary preparations that include nutmeg hardly reach the recommended maximum limit, which is up to 2 teaspoons for an adult individual, but also depends on weight, age and individual susceptibility.