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What Are The Potential Benefits of Mace Blade? 

Slofoodgroup Team June 19, 2021

Can mace blade be used homeopathically? 

Isn’t it fantastic when the ingredients you ingest include massive flavor, but you also feel great about adding them to your diet? Sure, there are social and flavor aspects to our consumption decisions, but when it really comes down to it, we eat to survive. So the ingredients we put into our body should serve the purpose of nourishing and healing. 

This simple, obvious fact has always been true; as such, edible ingredients have been used as medicine for thousands of years in ayurvedic, homeopathic, and other eastern medicine practices. Now, we are more armed with information than ever before, so even in the Western Hemisphere, individuals have become more conscientious of the ingredients they put into their bodies, making choices based on potential healing properties than only considering flavor elements. 

Let us dig deep into the healing potential of a spice that includes elements associated with health, but also contributes a wonderfully delicate and slightly peppery spice to a long list of dishes—mace blade. 

Is mace good for your health? 

Let’s examine the potential health benefits of this flavor-filled spice. 

Aiding in Intestinal Health

Mace is used to treat a long list of digestive ailments, such as diarrhea, nausea & vomiting, and stomach pain (including those associated with gas and spasms). It also stimulates appetite, so if you have been down with a stomach bug, sucking on a little bit of mace blade might serve a dual purpose of making you feel better and preparing you to nourish your body and heal faster!

Helps with Blood Flow

There are a multitude of ailments that this particular mace trait can be utilized to alleviate. Mace is reported to have the ability to open capillaries and increase blood flow. As such, it has been used in Ayurveda practices to contribute to the outward health of skin,  hair, and nails, but also as a treatment for internal diseases like diabetes, kidney infections and blockages, and lung diseases (to name a few). 

Dental Health 

Not only does mace taste delicious, it hosts cleansing and antibacterial properties. Both Mace and the seed it surrounds (nutmeg), are used by many people around the world as a means of treating bad breath and gingivitis. For this reason, many natural toothpastes include one or both of these spices on their ingredient lists. 

Cancer Deterrent and Treatment

The large amounts of vitamins and minerals found in mace blade, especially copper and iron, are attributed to it’s noted abilities to safeguard the body from cancerous cells. The cocktail of minerals helps in increasing healthy blood cells and inhibiting the development of cancer cells. Furthermore, it’s potential abilities to decrease nausea and increase appetite positions it to be a great addition to consider adding to any chemotherapy patient’s supplement regimen. 

Neural Function

The spice that is produced from the outer coating of a seed, not only protects the nutmeg seed within, it is also said to help protect one of our most important organs. While professionals in western medicine fields aren't likely to prescribe mace blade to those suffering from brain health issues, it’s homeopathic uses boast decreases in degradation of neural pathways, meaning it could help in warding off dementia and other diseases affecting the brain. Adding to that is the believed benefit of increased cognitive function, which means there is also the potential to for even reversing such symptoms. 

Mood Boosting Properties

The same properties that are reported to assist in brain health, oils like myristicin and macelignan, are also said to be responsible for lifting spirits and decreasing anxiety, stress, and insomnia issues. This is because it is effective in aiding in the release of both serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters responsible for our mood levels, relaxation abilities, and the like. 

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