Nutmeg (myrista fragrans) : like the clove, its source (in eastern Indonesia) was kept hidden for millennia, until the European conquest of S.E.Asia. It is rumoured to be one of the secret ingredients if Coca cola! Listed as narcotic (in large amounts) it is very soothing and promotes dreamless sleep. Wonderful with milk (un-homogenised) at bedtime. It aids in absorption of nutients, especially in the small intestine, and is in many Ayurveda remedies for this.

It is used in many desserts and sweets around the world, and is also very nice with cooked greens like spinach.

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