sanskrit jaTI phala, mada zauNDa
latin Myristica fragrans
rasa pungent, bitter, astringent
guNa light, oily penetrating
rasayana to reproductive, nervine, and intestinal tissues
karmas astringent, nervine, sedative, psychotropic, carminative, aphrodisiac, stimulant, expectorant
suggested dose 1/8-1/4 teaspoon
Botanical Description Nutmeg is the seed (about 1 x 3/4 inch) of the tree which is an angiosperm or evergreen.
Habitat and Varieties Indigenous to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, it is also grown in Malaysia, the Caribbean, and the Kerala state of India. M. malabarica is an adulterant sometimes used in India, and is called Jaiphal as well.
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Nutmeg is also considered an Ayurvedic dhupana, or smoke therapy agent.
all ingredients are organic, most are from the Farmer’s Market; serves 8
perfect for the late spring (Hemant) melting period
3 tablespoons ghee
8 young onions
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 teaspoons black salt
1 big soup/stock pot
Slice onions thinly and caramelize in the ghee, salt, and pepper for 5 minutes. Then reduce heat.
4 large or 8 medium white turnips; greens removed and saved
1/2 gallon milk
1 pound asparagus
Slice turnips into thin rectangular cubes. Add to caramelized mixture. Stir 3 minutes. Add all of milk. Stir while saying mantra. Turn heat to medium.
Chop turnip greens into small strips and add to the pot.
Allow milk mixture to bubble. (It may take a while.)
After breaking the ends off, chop asperagus into 1 inch long sections. Add to pot.
2 teaspoon dried sage
4 teaspoon dried dill
4 tablespoons pine nuts
3 cups potato flakes
Add all 4.
With soup simmering, add flakes, and stir again well. Serve when all vegetables are cooked through.
Makes you feel terrific.
Representing The 6 Tastes (approximately)
Sweet: ghee, milk, pine nuts, sage
Sour: asparagus, black pepper
Bitter: turnip greens, turnips
Pungent: black pepper, onions
Astringent: asparagus, turnips, dill, potatoes