- Nutmeg is the common name for a dark-leaved evergreen tree native to Indonesia. The nutmeg tree actually gives two slightly different spices. Obviously one of them is nutmeg which is actually the inner part of the seed. The other one is mace, which is derived from the inner covering of the seed. Nutmeg is an aromatic spice which pacifies Vata and Kapha and increases Pitta. Nutmeg is commonly used as a culinary spice. It also helps to improve digestion, relive from pain, treatment for insomania, helps to regulate blood pressure and Circulation etc. Essential oils extracted from the nutmeg seed are quite useful as well. Baked goods are one of the common uses of nutmeg oil. There are also some side effects. Nutmeg is always advised to be used in small quantities. Higher doses can cause side-effects. Excess intake of Jatiphala might cause stomach pain, restlessness or allergy.
- Over-dosage of Jatiphala might cause convulsions, weak pulse, hypothermia etc.