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Other Names: Nutmeg, Mace, Nux Moschata, Houtt, Rou Dou Kou (Chinese), Myristica Fragrans
Traditional Usages: Culinary Herb-Spice, Perfumes, Oils, Drinks, Children's Diarrhea, Dysentery, Colic, Nausea, Vomiting, Nervous Stomach, Throbbing Headache caused by Stress, Palpitation, Oil Masage for Rheumatic Pains and Stimulate Circulation, Coughs, Flatulence, Morning Diarrhea, Chronic Colitis, Drowsiness, Cold, Aphrodisiac
Resources: Banda Islands (Indonesia), Malayan Archipelago, Sumatra, French Guiana (South America), Grenada (Caribbean), Mauritius, US, Africa, Southeast India
Parts Used: Dried Kernels (Nutmag and Mace come from the same evergreen tree).
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Large doses of Nutmeg/Mace can produce convulsions and palpitations - it should be taken in very small doses.
Nutmeg, Mace - Herbal remedy for Eczema: Make a paste with ground nutmeg and a little water and apply to affected area.
Nutmeg, Mace - Herbal remedy for Sleepwalking: Nutmeg powder also promotes good sleep. Use half a teaspoon in any drink such as milk or juice and drink twice a day.
Nutmeg, Mace - Herbal remedy for Tuberculosis: Grate one whole nutmeg, add 100 millliitres of oil, cook on a low flame unill it becomes a paste. Let it cool down and massage hands and legs with it.
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