Nutmeg (Jaiphal) - Jathika
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Nutmeg ( Jathikka ) - Naturally sourced from Kerala.
Nutmeg is often used in cooking because of its great flavor and aroma. It is also used for decorating cakes, desserts or puddings.
Nutmeg aides in proper digestion of food. It acts as a good remedy for depression and anxiety. It helps to detox the liver and the kidney. It improves the mental functions and provides relief from joint or muscular pain.
Nutmeg also gives a glow to your skin and helps to remove blackheads. Try scrubbing nutmeg powder gently on your skin.
Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica. Myristica fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit: nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering. It is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter.
The California nutmeg, Torreya californica, has a seed of similar appearance, but is not closely related to Myristica fragrans, and is not used as a spice. Indonesia is the main producer of nutmeg and mace.
If consumed in amounts exceeding its typical use as a spice, nutmeg powder may produce allergic reactions, cause contact dermatitis, or have psychoactive effects. Although used in traditional medicine for treating various disorders, nutmeg has no scientifically confirmed medicinal value.