Miraculous Health Benefits Of Nutmeg (Jaiphal)


New Delhi: Nutmeg also known as  Jaiphal in India is one of the most ancient spices in the Indian kitchen. It is well known for its distinctive pungent fragrance and slightly sweet taste. Nutmeg also has an abundance of nutritional value.

Benefits of Jaiphal

Here is a list of nutmeg health benefits;

Treats Insomnia & Stress

You must have heard from your elders to drink a glass of milk with nutmeg powder added to it. This is because nutmeg is known to treat insomnia and also works as a stress reliever as it releases happy hormones.

Improves Digestion

The medicinal properties of nutmeg treat stomach ulcers and also improve digestion. This is because of the carminative effect of essential oils in nutmeg. And not only this, but it also helps in the secretion of digestive enzymes that relieves digestive issues including constipation, diarrhoea, acidity, and bloating.

Boon for Skin

Nutmeg is great for the skin. It has many antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that keep the skin smooth and supple and also unclog pores and keep the skin healthy. External use of nutmeg mixed with honey is good for your skin.

Good for Dental health

Nutmeg is used in various dental products because of its antibacterial properties that are effective against oral pathogens and bad breath. Eugenol, essential oil in nutmeg helps relieve toothache also.

Liver health


Nutmeg helps treat liver disorders and injuries. Anti-inflammatory properties in nutmeg also help treat inflamed liver and remove toxins from the body.

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