Used as a drug in Eastern countries due to its stimulative, carminative, astringent and aphrodisiac properties.
Vital B-complex vitamins including vitamin C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and cryptoxanthins that are essential for optimum health.
Used as condiment in sweet foods. Dutch dishes use the seasonings in ground form. Nutmeg oleoresin used in preparation of meat products, soups, sauces, baked foods, puddings etc. Nutmeg oil is used in cosmetics and toiletries.