Today’s spice is 「Nutmeg」


Origin is the East Indian archipelago and the Molucca archipelago in Indonesia. It is a plant with pale yellow flowers blooming in Suzuran. To use it for spice is called fruit, it becomes fruit in seeds.
Nutmeg is used as a medicine in China during the Tang Dynasty, it seems to be transmitted to Europe around the 6th century. Currently it is used also in traditional Chinese medicine.

Well, although it’s efficacy,

  • Taste: pungent
  • Function: Heating body
  • Working: Fatigue recovery, stomach medicine, rheumatism, joint pain, neuralgia, tranquility, hair growth agent, bath water
  • VIPAKA (taste after digestion): pungent
  • VPK analysis: decrease Vata,Kapha

Well, this nutmeg is a very expensive spice long ago, it seems that it could be exchanged for several sheep and cows. Even now it is expensive spice.
In Japan, it may not be familiar, but it is widely used worldwide, it is one of the four big spices in the world. By the way, the other three spices in the world

  • pepper
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon


Nutmeg is also used for hamburger steak, roll cabbage, cream stew, cheese fondue, and baked confectionery. It is also used for drinks originating in the USA called Eggnog (which will be raised in recipes).

! Finally note on usage!

Do not take more than 5 g of nutmeg on a day! !

Because excessive intake may cause convulsions, vomiting, hallucinations.