FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are some of the cosmetic applications of nutmeg?
The leaves and bark of the nutmeg tree contain essential oils used to make soap, candles, ointments, and other products, in addition to being used medicinally.
Is nutmeg effective against acne?
Yes, nutmeg and black pepper can be combined in equal amounts and applied topically to treat acne. For more information, consult your dermatologist.
Can nutmeg be used in cough syrups?
Yes, nutmeg has expectorant qualities and is a component of cough medicines. It is helpful in aromatherapy as well. However, more research is needed to determine its benefits for humans.
What other names are there for nutmeg?
Other names for nutmeg are jaatipatree, jatiphal, myristica, myristica fragrans, and myristica officinalis. It is sometimes referred to as nux moschata, jatiphala, muscade, and muskatbaum.
Is nutmeg found in India?
In India, nutmeg is grown in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, Karnataka, and North East India.