Nutmeg is a perennial shrub native to Indonesia whose fruit contains a hard kernel enclosed in a membrane. This particular kernel is the spice we use so often in cooking…
Nutmeg — Properties and esoteric uses
It is enough to grate a little and add it to any food to give it a mild but incredibly pleasant flavor, but the most important thing about nutmeg is the various health benefits that this product brings.
Many properties have this spice called nutmeg, among them, are counted:
It is used to treat stomach problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn and flatulence, as well as to regulate digestion. It strengthens the cardiovascular system and is favorable for circulation and menstrual problems.
It is an excellent calming agent for the nerves while helping to induce sleep and eliminate insomnia. In addition, it can be stimulating and rejuvenating.
Because of its antibacterial properties, it is used to eliminate different types of germs, especially in the mouth. In many cultures, it has been used to treat depression and anxiety. It is also used as an aphrodisiac and to cure sexual dysfunctions.
Uses of nutmeg oil in medicine
Because of its pleasant aroma, nutmeg oil is used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation.
In addition, because of its anti-inflammatory qualities, it is excellent for relieving joint and muscle pain and stimulating circulation throughout the body.
It has long been used as a tonic to cleanse the body, eliminate kidney stones and fight infections. It is useful in treating gout, arthritis, nausea and many other body aches and pains.
Mystical uses of nutmeg
Nutmeg has often been used in spells for good luck and health because it was believed to bring wealth, health and fidelity.
According to an ancient incantation, it was essential to construct a necklace of nutmeg and star anise to be worn constantly to prevent and treat rheumatism, colds, neuralgia, splits and sites.
It was even thought that a nutmeg hung on a string and placed around a baby’s neck relieved teething discomfort. Ground nutmeg is often used to make amulets related to money and fortune.
Nutmeg for prosperity
You have to use three units of nutmeg, one tablespoon of vinegar, one tablespoon of cod liver oil and one tablespoon of honey, plus a liter of water (especially in the game or at work).
Add all the ingredients to the water. Simmer for 20 minutes. Before going to a crucial appointment, such as a job interview, or before engaging in any game-related activity, take a bath.
Bringing wealth into the house
Put a good amount of chopped ginger and grated nutmeg inside an empty beer bottle to attract prosperity into your home. Before leaving home, you can also take a bath, to which you should add some grated nutmeg.
To succeed in gambling
Every time you place a bet, you should carry with you a yellow bag full of whole-grated nutmeg. If you play the lottery, you should write down your number on a piece of paper and put it in the same bag as your ticket. Even while you sleep, you should not part with this bag.
You can also combine nutmeg with two tablespoons of almond oil and three red rose petals to captivate a man. Squeeze the rose petals into a liter of water in a bowl.
Then add the grated nutmeg and almond oil. After 15 minutes of boiling, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. Just before meeting the man you want to attract, take this preparation to the bath.
In the case of rheumatism
Prepare the following remedy with ground nutmeg, seven cloves, a bar of unscented white soap, three cups of orange blossom water, two teaspoons of brown sugar, the juice of a lemon and two egg whites to prevent rheumatism, especially in the hands and feet.
Place the grated white soap in a pot. Then add the other ingredients. First thing in the morning, mix the ingredients and wash the body, paying special attention to the hands and feet.
Precautions when using nutmeg
Although nutmeg has all the qualities we have listed, is good for our health and improves culinary skills, some care must be taken when using it.
Myristicin, an ingredient in this spice, has the potential to cause hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms when ingested in large doses. Conversely, it helps treat Alzheimer’s disease and improves cognition in modest doses.
Therefore, it is not recommended to consume more than one teaspoon per day. On the other hand, pregnant women should not take it because it could cause miscarriage.
Be aware that nutmeg should be consumed in moderation, like any other spice. With just a little, you can improve the taste of your food and the well-being of your body.
With information from Univision