Nutmeg balances Vata and Kapha
Ayurveda Characteristic and Uses
- Effect on doshas – Balances Vata and Kapha
- Taste – Bitter, pungent
- Energetics – Heating
- Main Action: as a brain tonic and for various aspects of indigestion
- Other Uses: sedative, liver and kidney detox, fever, antidiarrheic, stomachic, antiasthmatic, and diuretic
There is a wide range of research on the plant and essential oil from the plant. For example, it the volatile oil showed induced effects on liver microsomal cytochrome P450, anticonvulsive effects, and compounds from the plant have been studied for their cytotoxic and antioxidative effects, their immunomodulatory and radioprotective effects, their effects on osteoblast differentiation, melanogenesis, and many types of antifungal, antimicrobial, and anticancer activity. In large doses, raw nutmeg has psychoactive effects.