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A popular and widespread spice for cooking.
It has a warm, spicy aroma and flavouring.
Use to flavour winter and root vegetables and is best used grated as required.
Combine with a bit of butter to add over the top of fresh steamed vegetables to add an aromatic flavouring.
Nutmeg can also be used as a digestive regulator, though should be avoided if there is intestinal inflammation. Combines well with ginger root and cardamom for increasing absorption of nutrients.
|R: pungent, bitter Vr: heating Vp: pungent||Small intestine, colon|
|VK-P+ heavy, oily, sharp||Uses: poor digestion, nervous disorders, insomnia|
|Channels: annavaha, majjavaha, sukravaha||Part used: seed or oil of seed|
|Tissues: rasa, mamsa, majja, sukra||Dosage: 250-500mg in water or milk 2 or 3 times a day, for oil not more than 15 drops externally|
|Actions: astringent, sedative, analgesic||Precautions: high pitta, large doses are toxic|
|Special actions: sedative||Modern precautions: do not use during pregnancy|
|Used for prakrti: VK|
|Used for Vikrti: VKP|