And back to nutmeg and its best advantages:
Nutmeg is added to curry dishes in India as an aphrodisiac as well as in the Near East, Malaysia and Arab countries. The aphrodisiac effects in nutmeg were recently supported by research conducted at the Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India.
There are some low-dose nutmeg preparations useful as aphrodisiacs or mood-elevators that are quite agreeable. Add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of nutmeg to a cup of hot chocolate and let it simmer until the surface of the drink becomes oily. This makes for a spicy drink that helps to allay anxiety and imbues confidence and a positive outlook.
The most promising aspects of nutmeg, seem to be its potential as an anti-depressant and as an aphrodisiac when used in small doses. I have felt improvements in mood and decreases in anxiety with as little as 1/4 tsp in a cup of chocolate, or with one or two cookies from the recipe…. With knowledge of nutmeg’s mood-elevating properties going back a thousand years or more, further investigation into the potential of nutmeg as an anti-depressant seems merited.