Nutmeg is Spice Multipurpose

One of the favorite spices in this country is the nutmeg. In addition to having high economic value, nutmeg is also a versatile herb. Levels of the chemical to be a natural solution to relieving stress and insomnia disorders Nutmeg (Myristica fragan Haitt) is a spice native to Indonesia, precisely derived from Banda and the Moluccas. Nutmeg plant spreads to Java, at the time of Marco Polo travel to China over the island of Java from 1271 to 1295. Since then the nutmeg crop cultivation continues to spread to Sumatra.

Nutmeg has long been known as the spice-producing essential oils. This oil is one of the basic ingredients in the beverage industry and cosmetics. In general, the benefits derived from the bark of nutmeg to the fruit.

Alleviate pain nutmeg trunk usually called kino, is often used as firewood. Bark and leaves of plants produce essential oils. In addition, there are also mace or objects that wrap the fruit shaped like a braid, and is called mace. Mace is the dried form is sold in the country.

Hereditary, nutmeg used as an herb, especially the seeds and flesh. Nutmeg believed to be very good for treating indigestion, vomiting, and others.

Nutmeg can alleviate all the aches and pains due to cold body and the stomach and intestines "cold". Meat nutmeg is very good and liked the community if it had been processed into snack foods, such as pickles, preserves, or jam nutmeg.

Not only in the country, in some countries in continental Europe and Asia, nutmeg is also well known. Nutmeg is often used as an herb for the treatment of sleep disorders, stress, prevent dehydration, and increase stamina.

Stress reliever Based on research by the National Science and Technology Authority, in his book "Guidebook on the Proper Use of Medicinal Plants, revealed that nutmeg contains chemical compounds that are useful for health. Skin and flesh nutmeg essential oil and substances containing tannin, while the mace or mace contains essential oils, tannic substances, and substance starch.

Nutmeg seeds contain volatile oil, saponin, miristisin, elemisi, lipase, pectin, lemonena, and oleanolat acid. So, almost all the nutmeg contains chemical compounds that are beneficial to health.

In addition was made of herbs, nutmeg can also be used as raw material for making syrup. As stated Michael van den Bos, medical consultants and herbs from Herbacure Centre, nutmeg can be used as syrup. Way, nutmeg poached for their juice. Add sugar to taste if desired.

"Syrup is like other beverages that are refreshing. Nutmeg Syrup has calming properties and is suitable for relieving stress, "he said.

Michael also mentioned, because it is soothing, made from raw herbs nutmeg suitable for use by those who experience sleep disturbances or insomnia, as well as to smooth the blood, relieve stomach disorders, pain, and stomach pains due to colds.

Coconut Water Mixed As disclosed Sunarto, fans of nutmeg, nutmeg powder is often used in the form of a mixture to make juice or young coconut water. According to him, nutmeg extract despite their sharp smell, if mixed with juice can have a positive effect. Especially for field workers, nutmeg extract can be used to maintain stamina and prevent dehydration.

"I used to buy nutmeg extract from a fellow who likes to make a concoction of nutmeg. In fact we can make them yourself. Way, nutmeg dried, pounded until soft, then mixed into the juice or young coconut water. The dose should not exceed 15 grams of nutmeg extract to one large drinking glass, "said 43-year-old man.

Currently the market is not much nutmeg extract is sold. Fortunately, several healers have been developing it in the form of a standing steeping himself or mixed with other herbs.

In international markets, known for several types of nutmeg, Myristica fragrans Houtt ie, Myristica argentea Ware, fattua Houtt Myristica, Myristica specioga Ware, Myristica Sucedona BL, and Myristica malabarica Lam.

Type of nutmeg that has been developed especially Myristica fragrans, because it has high economic value compared with other types. Followed type and Myristica argentea Myristica fattua.

Type of Myristica specioga, sucedona Myristica, Myristica malabarica and its production is low, so low economic value as well. While relatively many types of Myristica fragrans was developed in Indonesia because it is a habitat.