Nutmeg(popularly known as jaifal in India) is used in many sweets and predominantly in Mughla dishes.It is known as Jatipatri and jathi seed in Kerala. It may also be used in small quantities in garam masala. Ground nutmeg is also smoked in India. Nutmeg powder is given to kids in small quantity to babies as well. It helps them in asthama, stomach ache, stomach worms, cough ,cold and vomiting etc.
Here is a comprehensive list of herbal remedies which are most popular in India and is still effectively used in many household.
Pain in hand and legs-take 100 ml oil(any massage oil) and add 1tsp of nutmeg powder in it. Heat it on slow fame. Cool it down and apply it on the disease person hand and legs. This remedy is very helpful if one is suffering from cholera.
Arthritis-mix nutmeg powder in mustard oil and apply it on your joints or on the area which has been swollen. Area where oil will be applied will start sweating which will relieve you from pain of arthritis slowly.
Tooth ache-soak a cotton ball in nutmeg oil and put in the affected area. This will relieve person from tooth decay as well tooth ache.
Wounds-Applying nutmeg powder with some oil on the wound quickens the healing process.
Depression-Nutmeg has been proved quite effective in depression or anxiety. Take seeds of nutmeg and powder them. Boil a cup of water and add the powder into it. Have this drink twice daily .You will see the results after 10 days. If this drink is taken before sleep it will help in insomnia too .Your sleep can be regularized within 10 days itself.
Cough and Cold-Boil 1tsp of nutmeg powder in a cup of water. Filter it with a sieve and drink it hot. Effects can be seen within a week itself.
Black heads and skin fairness-nutmeg powder paste when applied on blackheads regularly removes them away. This take 15-20 days ,also if nutmeg powder mixed with few drops of milk when applied on face enhances face complexion. You can gyrate nutmeg with milk on a hard surface or over a hard flat stone(sil batta) and then apply it on your face. Applying its paste on your head gives peaceful sleep especially in summers.
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