05-27-2011, 05:31 PM
Nutmeg that favorite holiday spice added to frothy drinks and cream sauces here In the United States is actually the seed of the nutmeg tree. The Caribbean island of Grenada is second only to Indonesia in exports of the spice. There, nutmeg is made into jelly and butter.
In folk medicine, nutmeg is prized for it many health benefits, being:
5. Homoeopathy medicine uses nutmeg in treatment for anxiety and depression.
Nutmeg and mace ( other part of seed ) are UNSAFE in doses larger than amounts found in foods. Side effects such as thirst, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, feelings of pressure in the chest or stomach, dry mouth, stomach pain, and many other problems might occur in some people. Side effects that are more serious might include hallucinations, seizures, and death.
Not enough is known about the safety of using nutmeg and mace on this skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Nutmeg and mace are UNSAFE in doses larger than amounts found in foods. In pregnant women, they may cause miscarriages or birth defects.
Not enough is known about the safety of using nutmeg and mace during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use
My Christmas Friend