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Nutmeg is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica. Myristica fragrans 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. Nutmeg is harvested through out the year in South India.
Nutmeg and mace (known in India as jayphal / jayaphala and javitri) are grown in various parts including Kerala and Goa. They comprise a premium family of spices that are also used in Indian cooking.
Benefits of consuming jayaphala :
1. Contains powerful antioxidants.
Nutmeg is rich in antioxidants, including phenolic compounds, essential oils, and plant pigments, all of which help prevent cellular damage and may protect against chronic diseases.
2. Has anti-inflammatory properties.
Nutmeg may reduce inflammation by inhibiting certain inflammatory enzymes. More research is needed to investigate its potential effects in humans.
3. May boost libido.
Test-tube studies show that nutmeg has antibacterial effects against potentially harmful bacteria, including E. coliand Streptococcus mutans.
4. Has antibacterial properties.
Some animal research suggests that high doses of nutmeg may enhance libido and sexual performance. Nevertheless, human research in this area is lacking.
5.May improve blood sugar control.
According to animal research, nutmeg may help boost mood, enhance blood sugar control, and reduce risk factors for heart disease. Studies in humans are needed to further investigate these potential health benefits.
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