nutmeg

nutmeg

PHYTO- NUTRIENTS Myristicin – liver protective and anti-inflammatory: reduces levels of TNF from white cells which occurs in inflammatory diseases (such as Rheumatoid arthritis)
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS Digestion – Carminative; Anti-diarrheal actions including improving intestinal tone and inhibiting intestinal contractions stimulated by irritating agents;  Mild sedative; Food preservative, disinfectant and antiseptic of animal and plant pathogens and food poisoning and spoilage bacteria
DANGERS Oxalate (Calcium binding and Kidney stones); hallucinogenic and toxic in large doses

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

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