Mindset Self-Defense Volume 2 Issue 3- The Willpower Issue - Page 44

Natural Cupboard By Jill Roth These treatments are promoted as being more natural and often side affect free in comparison to their man-made counterparts. In each issue we will pass on another one of Mother Nature’s secrets. She keeps a plethora of healing and supportive ingredients in her medicinal stores. The wise women and shamans of old believed that all we need is provided in nature. Through trial and error, deep meditation, and direct communication; they slowly unraveled the secrets of Mother Nature. This Issue: The Fall always makes me think of pumpkin pie and eggnog. My favorite ingredient in both of these is the nutmeg. Freshly ground nutmeg smells so amazing and makes you think of fireplaces and snuggly blankets. Who knew that it is also good for you? Here are some of the benefits of this aromatic spice! • Brain Tonic – nutmeg can stimulate your brain reducing stress and fatigue. • Anxiety and Depression can both reduced. • Abdominal pain and digestion can be improved. • Rubbing nutmeg oil on sore muscles, joints and arthritis. • Liver and Kidney can be detoxed with a nutmeg tonic • Skin Care – A scrub made from nutmeg powder and orange lentil powder can help you remove blackheads. NUTMEG • Sleep aid – a cup of warm milk and nutmeg powder will help you catch more Zs. (1) • Tooth care – Nutmeg oil helps with toothaches and its’ antibacterial properties helps with overall mouth care. (2) "A note of caution: It is almost impossible to overuse nutmeg, because all you need is a tiny dusting of it to reap its taste and nutrition benefits. Even so, I must state that overuse of nutmeg is known to cause palpitations, sweating, hallucination and other discomforts, so do use this wonder spice in moderation.” (2) Sources: (1) (2) http://www.fitday.com/ www.care2.com/