Nutmeg/Jathikka

Nutmeg in malayalam is jathikka found in Australia and Southeast Asia

Nutmeg and mace are just two spices derived from precisely the exact same plant, that the nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans). The nutmeg tree is native to the Banda Islands of Indonesia but can also be grown in the Caribbean (e.g., Grenada). Many products are produced from the nutmeg tree, nutmeg and mace being the best known.

 From the fruit of the tree, two spices are made:

The fruit is similar to the peach. The husk, grooved on one side, divides, releasing the fragrant nutmeg. It’s available whole or ground. Ground nutmeg is used widely in doughnuts, cream puddings, flavour cakes, gingerbread, and custards.

Health advantages of Nutmeg

This hot spice has a very long list of advantages owing to its minerals, vitamins and natural compounds and its organic flavour makes it easy to improve many different dishes.

Nutmeg is proven to alleviate pain from chronic inflammation resulting from arthritis, wounds and injuries in addition to aiding in digestion (particularly in its ground powder type for gout ).

Nutmeg is also thought to improve brain health (particularly for cognitive functioning in Alzheimer’s), body detoxification (literally cleans the kidney and liver of its own harmful toxins), oral health (assists with gums and gum health whilst fighting bad breath), insomnia (reduces nerve pressure due to its high magnesium content also stimulates the production of dopamine that produces a sense of sedation and relaxation that induces sleep), also leukaemia (nutmeg’s primary essential oil may actually induce cancerous cells to die, in effect stopping the spread of these dangerous cells).

Nutmeg also helps with organ function, thus enhancing blood pressure and circulation whilst at the same time preventing anaemia (due to its high iron part ) and enhance the manner skin looks.

Uses

1. Diarrhea, gas, stomach spasms and pain, and nausea.

2. They’re also used for curing cancer, kidney disease, and trouble sleeping (insomnia); raising menstrual flow; resulting in a miscarriage; as a hallucinogen; and as a general tonic.

3. Nutmeg and mace are applied to the skin to eliminate pain, especially pain caused by achy joints (rheumatism), mouth sores, and toothache.

4. In meals, mace and nutmeg are used as spices and flavorings.

5. In manufacturing, nutmeg oil is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps. The rats eliminate much of the starch and fat, leaving the portions of the seed rich in oil.

6. Nutmeg contains chemicals which may affect the central nervous system. Nutmeg may also kill bacteria and fungi.

Price of jathikka(nutmeg)

For 100gm nutmeg costs 90Rs/- buy from spicecarts.