Friday, October 12, 2012

What's With Nutmeg?

Nutmeg is more than just a warming spice! So, if you have them in your kitchen, you might be surprised that it can do a lot more than just a spice for your food.

If you happened to be battling zits on your face, a ground nutmeg mixed with whole milk can act as cleanser. Apply it to your trouble zone, then let it sit for a few minutes, and rinse after. It really soothes skin.

Gut gripes? Try treating it with nutmeg, also a known soother for indigestion, diarrhea and intestinal gas. Those essential oils and other chemicals coming from the spice can help regulate gastrointestinal tract. Sprinkle no more than half teaspoon of nutmeg on a bowlful of fiber-filled oatmeal. (Too much large quantities of it can cause nausea.) every morning for 2 weeks, and you're gonna get a healthy tummy.

A dash of nutmeg with a warm milk can induce sleep as well.

Nutmeg can also be an excellent soother for toothaches and sore gums. Try massaging a drop or 2 of nutmeg oil onto your gums if they feel painful or inflamed.