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The wonders of nutmeg

Nutmeg is such a fascinating spice! Did you know that nutmeg consists of two spices in one: nutmeg and mace? We would like to encourage you to use it more frequently as it contains so many health benefits – just take a look at the list below!

Trouble sleeping?
Nutmeg is a wonderful natural sleep aid. All you have to do is mix 2 tsp grated nutmeg in a cup of hot milk or water before bedtime. You can also make a paste of nutmeg and a little bit of honey, which can help infants stop crying.

Tummy problems?
If you suffer from digestion-related problems, nutmeg can be the answer. For years and years, nutmeg has been used as a medicinal spice that reduces gas, constipation and bloating. Our tips is to add a pinch of nutmeg into your soups and stews for a healthy gut and boost of appetite!

Hard to focus?
Studies have shown that nutmeg keeps the brain sharp and increase the body’s blood circulation, helping us to focus. It actually contains a substance called myristicin which protects the brain against degenerative sickness such as Alzheimer’s.

By: Linnéa Nilsson  Photo: Flickr/Lee Coursey

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