The stories of nutmeg tell its ability to improve the potency of man. The young people told the monks in the sixteenth century to keep some nutmeg oil on hand, so that they could put the oil on their genital area, and this will strengthen their manhood. Men have been known to put nutmeg on armpits to attract a collection of admirers.
This interesting spice also has some health benefits as well. It was used to keep the boils, broken bones and rheumatism away. It was believed that the spice could keep the plague away during Elizabethan times and has become a very highly valuable spice.
Nutmeg comes from a tree that grows in the Moluccas in the area of Indonesia, called spice islands. The fruit that grows on the nutmeg tree is a seed of nutmeg. The fruit is small, about the size of an egg. Seed in yellow fruit is red when cut into half. It is sold as a mace when drying.
Spices has been shown to contain many health benefits and nutmeg falls into this category. It has been used for the treatment of diseases such as gastroenteritis, dysentery, vomiting, diarrhea and bloating. It is also used in Ayurveda in India for the treatment of many diseases of the digestive system, premature ejaculation and urinary incontinence. This can help in the treatment of arthritis, neuralgia, muscle pain, rheumatism and poor circulation.