How To Use Nutmeg For Erectile Dysfunction

If you have a spice rack in your kitchen then nutmeg should be a staple component.

The spice is also known as jaiphal, or scientifically referred to as Myristica fragrans, and is typically used for its aromatic flavor which can be found in its powdered form or when grated.

How To Use Nutmeg For Erectile Dysfunction

However, nutmeg also has medicinal properties having been used in Unani and Ayurvedic medicine systems. The spice has been used to treat muscle spasms, diarrhea, rheumatism, asthma, and can even treat erectile dysfunction (Also check out How Much SMC For Erectile Dysfunction?).

Nutmeg has been considered an aphrodisiac as it has nervous-stimulating properties. We will look at how to use nutmeg for erectile dysfunction and investigate why it can be considered a treatment (Also check out How To Use Aloe Vera For Erectile Dysfunction).

How To Use Nutmeg For Erectile Dysfunction

Should you be willing to explore the effects of nutmeg as a treatment for erectile dysfunction then try it as an oil. There are several methods to apply the oil so do bear these in mind first.

You could use nutmeg oil as a spray, as a massage oil, or in a hot water compress.


You only need to apply a spray adaptor to a bottle of nutmeg oil to ensure that you can spray it effectively. That does not have to be a generous amount, just enough needs to be sprayed on your bed sheet to enjoy the benefits.


If you prefer the hands-on approach then you can mix nutmeg oil with a carrier oil.

The benefits will still come through as long as the dose is large enough. Try to involve your partner in massaging it in and it can prove to be relaxing as well as an eventual stimulant.

Hot Water Compress

Another similar application to a massage is to create a hot water compress. This can be simply done with nutmeg oil and other oils you want to involve (Also check out How To Use Olive Oil For Erectile Dysfunction). Once you have created the hot water compress apply it to the lower back, spine, or kidney. 

Why Nutmeg Can Be Used As A Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction?

Those nervous-stimulating properties are the primary reasons why nutmeg can be considered as an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.

The spice has been known to help enhance a man’s libido, increase ejaculation time and latency, and generally intensify sexual activity in a sustained manner. What may be most of interest to many men is that nutmeg can improve penile erection.

One somewhat experimental study conducted at the Aligarh Muslim University in India used doses of nutmeg on male rats.

What the study found was that the spice significantly increased the rats’ sexual activity including their mounting frequency, erectile function, intromission latency, and overall penile stimulation.

One of the study’s conclusions was that 50% ethanolic nutmeg extract had an aphrodisiac effect to increase potency and libido. That one effect can be attributed to its ability to stimulate the nervous system.  

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The Other Properties Of Nutmeg

Typically, nutmeg is used as a spice to flavor meals and can be sprinkled into oatmeal, soups, sweet sauces, and used in creating delicious desserts.

Further medicinal properties include how it can be used as an antifungal, anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, or anti-obesity substance. Nutmeg also has radioprotective, anxiolytic, neuroproductive, hypolipidemic, and anti-tumor effects.

Nutmeg can prove to be quite a versatile spice that has several health benefits. These can include for brain function due to macelignan and myristicin reducing the degradation of neural pathways.

Nutmeg oil can also be used as a sedative, a natural toothpaste, and can help combat bad breath. The spice is also known to promote good digestive health, benefit circulation, and help with insomnia when used as a powder. 

While nutmeg has been known to alleviate the effects of erectile dysfunction in men, it is also known as an aphrodisiac for women. This is more prominent in the Arab world as nutmeg can be referred to as ‘Viagra for women’ and a ‘magic spice’.

The thinking behind it is that nutmeg can increase the sexual desire in women. However, there is a cautionary approach to its application as you can use it as an ingredient in baking, in oatmeal, even tea but it does have a strong taste.  

The Possible Side-Effects Of Nutmeg

If you are willing to try nutmeg to treat erectile dysfunction and libido then be careful with the dosage. Excessive consumption of the spice can cause severe gastrointestinal reactions.

These can include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea but other side-effects can include nerve and heart problems.

The long-term use of nutmeg has also been shown to involve hallucinations and other mental conditions while it is not recommended to be consumed in excess for women who are breastfeeding.

Final Thoughts

A teaspoon of ground nutmeg goes really well in a bowl of oatmeal yet it has important aphrodisiac properties too. While it can help a man with his erectile dysfunction, the spice is known in the Arab world as ‘Viagra for women’.

Though there is no concrete medical evidence for its use to improve sexual performance, it has been found to increase the libido and potency in male rats.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Some Other Oils You Can Use To Combat Erectile Dysfunction?

Alongside nutmeg oil, you could use ginger oil which is another natural aphrodisiac by reducing sexual fatigue. Cinnamon oil is also known to boost a man’s testosterone production to alleviate erectile problems.

As well as helping you sleep, lavender oil can also help boost blood flow to a man’s penis. While basil oil can improve sperm motility and vitality, rose oil has been known to increase happy hormone secretion, which can alleviate anxiety and stress. 

How Can Nutmeg Be Used For Skin Conditions?

As an oil, nutmeg can lighten skin, whiten it, and help with skin pigmentation, rashes, and inflammation. This is due to the spice’s known anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

Nutmeg can be used to reduce signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles due to its analgesic and anti-bacterial properties. It has also been found to work as a potential remedy for acne, blackheads, and even clogged pores. 

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