When I vacationed in Grenada
in 2003, I got to enjoy many nutmeg
comestibles: nutmeg syrup for pancakes, nutmeg jelly and jam at high tea
, and nutmeg in a number of alcoholic drinks. The Isle of Spice
produces 40% of the world's annual crop of nutmeg, and even boasts a group called the Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association.
One nutmeg product we didn't try, though, was Nut-Med
. While driving around the island we saw several billboards for this item, but they didn't say what it was for! We giggled about the possibility of a treatment for aching testicles
, but we didn't have the courage to buy a bottle ourselves. We went home without ever finding out about Nut-Med, but we still invoke its name nearly every time someone mentions nutmeg.
Nut-Med turns out to be a pain relieving
spray. It contains nutmeg oil, methyl salicylate, menthol
, coconut oil, mace
oil, and alcohol. The spray is suitable for joint inflammation
(including arthritis), muscle aches, backache, and cramps. It comes in a two-ounce spray bottle, and is available in the original wintergreen
or new peppermint
. It is available directly from the manufacturer, Noelville Ltd, or in the United States via Nut-Med.com.