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You probably have this spice at home, but do you know its surprising health effects?

Before hospitals, doctors, and even medicine, people had to use trial and error to figure out whether the plants around them were helpful or harmful.

Then as time went by, they became experts at using plants to relieve all sorts of ailments and diseases.

And when you think about it, it’s pretty funny that nowadays, with all of the medicine that’s available to us, we’re rediscovering the old ways of treating medical problems.

But in any case, I think it’s really awesome that there are plants out there that have similar properties to complex medications.

The more developed the world has become, the more comfortable we’ve become. And now, we can take medicine for even the slightest pain—even if we don’t necessarily need to.

But not many people know that there are plenty of natural ways to treat mild discomfort without having to resort to pills.

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I had no idea that nutmeg is so powerful.

The seed originates from India, where people often use it for more than just flavoring. That’s because it contains eugenol, a substance that’s said to be good for the heart and is also prized for its antibacterial properties.

According to some studies, nutmeg has been found to kill bacteria in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.

Research also shows that nutmeg can also relieve depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.

Some people say that nutmeg increases sex drive, and indeed, male rats that were given nutmeg showed markedly increased libido.

The more I read about this super spice, the more I’m impressed by all of its good qualities. It really seems to be good for everything.

Besides everything I’ve already mentioned, nutmeg alleviates asthma, counters Alzheimer’s and is good for digestion.

I’ll definitely buy some nutmeg on the way home tonight. Partly because I think it tastes great, both on mashed potatoes and spinach, and partly because the spice seems to have almost magical powers.

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Of course, you should visit the doctor if you’re experiencing pain. But it wouldn’t hurt to try taking nutmeg to alleviate mild discomfort.

Put a little nutmeg in a cup of tea or warm milk, or add some to your food and see if it has a positive effect on your body.

Just make sure you don’t consume too much nutmeg—it can cause mild hallucinations.

For more tips on nutrient-packed super spices, check out our articles on turmeric and cardamom.

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