Health benefits of mace spice
It contains anti-oxidant compounds, essential oils, minerals, and vitamin A, vitamin C, carotenes, iron, calcium, copper, magnesium. Mace features quite a different nutritional profile than nutmeg. It is less in calories, but has more concentrations of essential oils. The spice contains fixed oil trimyristine, and many essential volatile oils, which gives a sweet aromatic flavor such as myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole. The active principles in mace spice have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and carminative functions. Nutmeg and mace spice contains many plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. Mace aids digestion and appetite. It brings relief to people overtired, is a good tonic, and helps cleanse the body in the case of infections of the digestive system. Administered external oil extracted from nutmeg relieve rheumatic pains, cleans the skin and heals eczema. It brings relief to people suffering from bloating and intestinal gas. Relieves gagging, diarrhea and general stomach problems.