Whole nutmeg: properties, benefits:
Nutmeg boasts numerous beneficial and healing properties. It contains several substances that determine its therapeutic use.
Contains minerals important for our well-being such as iron, potassium, copper, zinc, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium and magnesium. It is also rich in B vitamins, vitamins C and A, folic acid; flavonoids such as beta carotene, with antioxidant properties. There are important active ingredients such as myristicin and alemicin, which stimulate the central nervous system, with a preventive effect on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
It also has a calming effect in case of anxiety and stress, in rebalancing the psycho-physical state and helps against insomnia, as well as improving concentration in case of mental fatigue. It contains eugenol, useful against toothache, so much that it is added to toothpastes and mouthwashes, also for its antibacterial properties against halitosis. Nutmeg is a good remedy for solving problems related to the gastro-intestinal system.