Nutmeg is a seed covered with a net-like shell called mace. The seeds are gradually dried in the sun. The trees are located in Indonesia and in a few other tropical areas, for example, Malaysia and the Caribbean. Nutmeg oil use in soaps and cosmetics. Nutmeg is used for teeth cavities of children. It is used as a spice and natural flavoring in foods like many kinds of baked goods, confections, puddings, potatoes, meats, sausages, sauces, and vegetables. Nutmeg oil is refined from worm-eaten nutmeg seeds. The worms eliminate a large part of the starch and fat, leaving the portion of the seed that is wealthy in oil. The oil is light yellow or colorless and tastes and smells of nutmeg. Nutmeg can be used as cocoa butter. Nutmeg and mace are antibacterial and anti-fungus. The nutmeg benefits are to prevent anxiety, arthritis, Intestinal gas, cancer, cholera, and diarrhea.
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Nutmeg intoxication may occur from person to person with side effects, like dizziness, delirium, confusion, anxiety, headaches, nausea, eye irritation, and dry mouth. Intoxication takes several hours to reach its maximum level of effect, and these effects may last for several days.
Nutmeg could cause premature labor and miscarriage if consumed in pregnancy.