Treat burning eyes with Nutmeg

Nutmeg is an effective natural medicine to treat burning eyes. Nutmeg has many medicinal qualities and therapeutic uses. Nutmeg is rich in fats and essential oils which are full of antibacterial properties.

Names in other languages:

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

The mixture of nutmeg paste and milk, applied around the eyes and eyelids cures burning sensation and gives cooling effect.

Nutmeg paste can also be used for dark circles. Massaging nutmeg paste on the delicate area underneath your eyes helps in reducing dark circles.

Nutmeg is rich in essential oils and traces of saponin. The essential oil is used in cough syrups and tooth paste.

Nutmeg cures many health diseases.

Nutmeg powder mixed with banana juice is useful to cure digestive disorders.

The mixture of nutmeg powder and amla juice treats insomnia and depression. The high content of magnesium in nutmeg release individual problems with insomnia and induce relaxation and sleep.

The essential oil contains myristicin and macelignan. These two compounds minimizes the degradation of neural pathways and keep the brain functioning in a normal, healthy level.

Nutmeg is helpful to increase your concentration and to make more effective. Nutmeg can easily excite your brain.

Nutmeg has a calming and soothing effect, which helps to relieve joint paints, muscle pain, sores, arthritis and other ailments. To ease pain, nutmeg oil can be applied on the affected area.

Nutmeg paste and honey will be given to children who tend to cry excessively.

To relieve dehydration, nutmeg powder can be added with water to drink.

Nutmeg plant has the ability to cure skin problems. It is a useful home remedy for relieving the problem of eczema and ringworm.

Nutmeg is also good for cold and running nose. Nutmeg has anti-bacterial properties in it, thus treats halitosis (bad breath) and gum problems. It kills all the bacteria and enhances the immunity of the gums and teeth.

The recipe here shows a simple home remedy to treat burning eyes.

How to treat burning eyes with nutmeg – DIY

  • 2 teaspoons Nutmeg powder
  • 2 teaspoons Milk
  1. Use nutmeg and milk.
  2. Break nutmeg into small pieces and add to a blender.
  3. Blend well into a fine powder.
  4. Take one teaspoon of nutmeg powder.
  5. Add two teaspoons of milk (cow’s milk).
  6. Mix them well.
  7. Nutmeg paste is now done.

Direction to use

  • Apply the paste around the eyes and eyelids.
  • Leave the paste to dry.
  • Wash off with cold water.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.