Nutmeg contains many plant-derived chemicals having anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. It has many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as anti-fungal, anti-depressant, digestive, and carminative functions, also a good source of minerals that helps control heart rate and blood pressure.
It is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoids that are essential for optimum health. Also, it induces the secretion of various gastric and intestinal juices that ease the digestive process. Since fiber can bulk up the bowel movements, it also reduces the frequency and discomfort of constipation and other intestinal issues.