Antioxidant Spice: Nutmeg

From helping remove toxins from the liver, to lowering blood pressure and easing stomach pain, nutmeg offers versatile health benefits.

It possesses important anti-inflammatory properties, and has also been touted as an effective treatment for menstrual cramps, respiratory problems and bad breadth. Nutmeg oil reportedly also stimulates brain activity and relieves stress.

References and Other Resources:

  1. Tsai, Tzung-Hsan et al., "Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Activities of Several Commonly Used Spices," Journal of Food Science, 2005, vol. 70, no1, pp. C93-C97 (37 ref.)
  2. Shakila, R.J., et al., "Inhibitory effect of spices on in vitro histamine production and histidine decarboxylase activity of Morganella morganii and on the biogenic amine formation in mackerel stored at 30 degrees C.," Z Lebensm Unters Forsch, 1996, 203:71-6
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