Nutmeg (Jalvitri) is a seed or ground spice of the species Myristica Fragrans. It is also known as Jaiphal in Hindi. Due to its aromatic fragrance, this herb is used as a culinary spice in Asian culture. It also has lots of therapeutic benefits. Nutmeg uses for the treatment of abdominal diseases such as acid reflux, flatulence, as well as for other abdominal diseases for years in Unani Medicinal System. Furthermore, Jalvitri benefits also have been used for the treatment of drowsiness and hysteric problems.
Nutmeg uses carries aphrodisiac properties and therefore considered the best natural medicine for the treatment of sexual debility. Its aroma provokes the sexual organs and strengthens them. Patients with depression problems can also be treated with the use of Jalvitri.
The essential oil of this Nutmeg herb obtained by steam distillation is used in pharmaceutical and perfumery industries. Its oil is colorless and is used in baked products and ice-cream flavors to enhance their tastes. It also carries the properties to alleviate the COLD symptoms as well as dry mouth.
KEY CONSTITUENTS OF NUTMEG
- Alpha terpinene
- Myristic Acid