Nutmeg milk

Nutmeg is a wonderful herb and provides various benefits for overall health. Nutmeg milk promotes good sleep

Names in other languages:

  • Scientific name – Myristica fragrans
  • English – Nutmeg
  • Hindi – Jaayaphal
  • Sanskrit – Jatiphala
  • Malayalam – Jathikka
  • Bengali – Jaiphal
  • Tamil – Jaathikkaai
  • Kannada – Jayikai
  • Telugu – Jajikai


You can see all the benefits of nutmeg here.

In this DIY post, we will be seeing how to make a cup of nutmeg milk to help you sleep better. This remedy works well for all ages. For older people who suffer from insomnia, this remedy would work really well. Nutmeg can also prevent early awakening and work as an anti-depressant.


Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

Research shows that nutmeg can beat insomnia. It boosts the level of serotonin, which helps induce relaxation in turn.


Pandey BP. Economic botany. S Chand and Company, New Delhi. 2005.

Evidence 2

Finally, for patients who have predominant early waking, nutmeg at bedtime should be tried for 1–2 months, alone or combined with sleep quality enhancers.


Nagche, T., Kumar, V., & Acharya, S. (2016). Myristica fragrans: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 27-30.

Nutmeg milk for good sleep – DIY

This nutmeg milk is easy to make and can help you sleep better.

  • 1 Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Warm milk
  1. You will need nutmeg and warm milk for this herbal remedy. A grinding stone is basically a smooth and hard stone used for grinding sandalwood.
  2. Pour some water on the grinding stone to make grinding easy.
  3. Apply enough pressure and slowly grind it. You can add little water while grinding to make it into a smooth paste.
  4. Once you have close to half teaspoon, take it off with your fingers.
  5. Keep it in a teaspoon.
  6. Mix this paste in warm milk. It will blend easily since the paste is smooth and the milk is warm.
  7. Done. As you can see, the colour of milk hasn’t changed much since we’ve used only a little nutmeg. But don’t worry – it is effective!

Ramya Srinivasan, PDGBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. As a result of her passion in native medicine, she got her Diploma in Traditional Siddha Medicine from Bharat Sevak Samaj registered under the Indian Planning Commission. She is certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.

2 replies on “Nutmeg milk for good sleep – DIY”

  • Sriram
    August 24, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Nice job. Wherever possible as you had added Tamil translation for Brahmi leaves, if you could add the appropriate translation, it would be easy to relate the ingredients. 🙂

  • Ramya Srinivasan
    August 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Sure – good point.. Shall incorporate.

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