Sunday, September 05, 2010

Nuts of Nutmeg

Nutmeg was of prime importance during the era of spice trade and colonialism in the 16th century. Considered to be a useful medicine in Asian societies. Arabs used to treat digestive problems and also valued as an aphrodisiac. The Indians used it to combat asthma and heart complaints and as a sedative. Nutmeg also was seen as having magical properties and is one of the ingredients of a magical perfume described in the most famous of all the grimoires, or black books of the sorcerers, The Key of Solomon the King.
Me, I just like the nutmeg scent. Simply therapeutic


stay-at-home mum said...

I like to eat nutmeg!!

I remember my aunty used to have a nutmeg tree in her garden (or rather kampong) and she would harvest the fruits by climbing up, stand on one branch, and holding on to a higher branch, jump on the lower branch (ala tarzen), and the fruits will all drop like raindrops with me hiding for cover, coz if it dropped on your head it would be very very painful!!. That sight always etched on my mind!!

iml said...

My all time favourite is, an iced nutmeg drink.