Naturally Nutmeg

Spice for all Seasons

Go natural with nutmeg. This once costly, rare and much fought-over spice is now a staple in most kitchens around the world. Its nutty and pungent flavor makes it a distinctive seasoning for pumpkin pies (of course!) as well as stewed fruits, soups and sauces. Lesser known are the health benefits of nutmeg oil in dealing with stress, pain, menstrual cramps, heart disorders, digestion and bad breath. Its anti-inflammatory properties make nutmeg oil effective for reducing joint swelling.

Yogis are aware of nutmeg’s unique properties in lowering high blood pressure. A tasty yogic recipe for Banana-Nutmeg ice cream* takes advantage of this property. Grind a fresh whole nutmeg and blend it with 1 cup milk, 3 medium bananas, 1 fresh apple (peeled and cored) and 1/3 cup honey or agave. Set in the freezer until almost frozen. Puree in a blender, then freeze and puree again (or use an ice cream maker) for a tasty dessert with tonic properties to keep you young.

(Note: Nutmeg, taken alone, is a very intoxicating food and can make you totally disoriented. Dried powdered nutmeg can cause severe dizziness and should not be eaten except in minute quantities. Fresh whole nutmeg taken with banana, however, is a tonic, especially for men.)

Try this delicious Vegan Nog (Food & Flow video)

*From "Food for Health and Healing" based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan©

Recommended: Nutmeg 100% Pure Essential Oil - 10 ml and Frontier Nutmeg Whole, 16 Ounce Bag


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