Nutmeg is a spice that comes from Indonesia but is used all over the world. While it is very well known it is not used as commonly as some other spices. It tends to be used only in small amounts but can still help to make a dish complete.
In addition to cooking, nutmeg is used as a remedy for a variety of problems. Its properties are well known and have been used by some of our earliest civilizations. While it does have some medicinal uses, though, it should not be taken in large doses as it is known to have some psychoactive side effects.
Nutmeg Benefit #1: Oral Health
Not only can oral complications be physically very painful, they can also be quite embarrassing. A build-up of bacteria in the mouth can cause halitosis, which can be quite noticeable to other people. The good news, though, is that nutmeg has properties that can help to fight halitosis and other oral complications.
Nutmeg contains anti-bacterial elements that combat the bacteria that cause halitosis. The spice has long been used in halitosis remedies and it is still used today in modern treatments and toiletries. Many mouthwashes and toothpastes, for example, will contain some nutmeg extracts for their ability to combat bad breath.
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