Nutmeg/Jaiphal is an exceptional spice known for its sweet and warm fragrance that is used widely in cuisines across the world. A native plant to Indonesia, nutmeg seed belongs to an evergreen tree called Myristica fragrans. A dash of nutmeg renders a distinct flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes alike. This fragrant spice is famed not just for the aroma it adds to various culinary dishes, but highly valued for its indispensable medicinal properties. Nutmeg essential oil and butter possesses skin-healing properties that aid in uplifting skin beauty.
The treasure trove of nutrients present in nutmeg includes vitamins B1, B6, folate and minerals copper, iron, magnesium and manganese. Nutmeg powder, endowed with a storehouse of antioxidants and phenolic compounds is an essential ingredient in a beauty care regimen that enhances skin and hair health.
Healing Benefits Of Nutmeg
The curative traits of nutmeg help in nourishing, repairing and healing scars caused by acne and UV ray’s damage. While potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial characteristics of nutmeg has the amazing ability to lessen skin pigmentation and fades away wrinkles and scars. It also helps to clear blackheads, acne and clogged pores by combatting bacteria causing acne flares.
Dark spots, pigmentation and freckles appear due to constant exposure to UV rays, hormonal imbalance, ageing, certain drugs and skin conditions. Face masks made from nutmeg helps to even out discolouration and pigmentation
Nutmeg powder helps in balancing oily skin by tightening pores and exfoliating skin. Furthermore, nutmeg powder also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin, hydrates the skin from deep within, thereby providing a more even complexion and tone. Nutmeg powder suits well even those with sensitive skin.
The antimicrobial activity of nutmeg aids in maintain the scalp clean and thwarts off dandruff thereby averts hair loss and promotes the growth of strong and lustrous mane.
Nowadays nutmeg is extensively used in a spectrum of skincare products such as serums, facial creams, body lotions and hydrating and exfoliating masks. Facemasks using nutmeg powder are gaining popularity that work as an effective natural remedy in healing a variety of skin woes and makes your skin blemish-free and youthful.
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