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Ehuru Nutmeg


Smokey and Nutty!

Ehuru is a highly aromatic cooking spice with a unique taste. It’s taste and smell is similar to nutmeg, however Ehuru is slightly more tart, but some use it as a direct replacement. Ehuru powder is used in stews, soups, cakes, and desserts. It is also consumed for medicinal purposes and used as an insect repellent. The seeds are also made into necklaces. Other names include calabash nutmeg, Jamaican nutmeg, African nutmeg, ariwo, awerewa, ehiri, airama and African orchid nutmeg.


INGREDIENTS: Calabash Nutmeg


  • Digestive Health: Ehuru nutmeg is often used to aid digestion and alleviate digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion. It contains compounds like eugenol, which can stimulate the production of digestive enzymes, promote smoother digestion, and relieve discomfort.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: Ehuru nutmeg is rich in antioxidants and has potent anti-inflammatory properties. The active compounds in Ehuru, such as eugenol, can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is associated with various chronic diseases like arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • Oral Health: Ehuru nutmeg has antimicrobial properties and is commonly used in dental care products. It can help combat bacteria in the mouth, reduce bad breath, and promote overall oral health. Clove oil, derived from Ehuru nutmeg, is often used in natural remedies for toothaches and gum pain due to its analgesic and antibacterial properties.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Some research suggests that Ehuru nutmeg may help regulate blood sugar levels. Compounds in Ehuru, such as eugenol and flavonoids, may improve insulin sensitivity, increase glucose uptake by cells, and reduce blood sugar spikes after meals. This could be beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.