These Are 3 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Pala 

"Pala (nutmeg) is a world-loved spice. Apart from being a cooking spice, pala is also rich in benefits. Let's find out the benefits of pala that have been scientifically proven."

Published by : administrator  -  02/12/2021 09:19 WIB

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Pala is the pride of Indonesia. This spice is from the Pala Tree (Myristica fragrans), a native tree of Banda Islands, Maluku, Indonesia. Pala is often used as a flavor enhancer and body warmer. The benefits of pala are also very diverse and very good for consumption, especially during a pandemic like today.

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Pala are indeed more popular as a spice, but to get the maximum benefits, it is not uncommon for people to consume it as an herbal drink. Jamupedia friends can try pala seeds brew with added tea, milk, ginger or other herbs according to taste. You can also use pala that is still in the form of seeds or that has been processed into powder.

Of the many benefits of nutmeg, are they all true and scientifically proven? Read more below.

  • Pala helps control blood sugar levels

The US National Library of Medicine page contains research on pala to control blood sugar levels which is beneficial for people with diabetes.

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  • Pala helps to get rid of bacteria on the teeth

Based on research conducted by academics from the Faculty of Dentistry and Science Technology, Universitas Kebangsaan Malaysia, pala is a spice that has strong anti-bacterial properties. In this case, pala is proven to be able to get rid of bacteria that often enter through the mouth and threaten dental health. Bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans and Aggregatibacter that cause cavities and gum infections can be eradicated by using pala.

  • Pala is a source of antioxidants

According to the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, pala has long been known as a good source of antioxidants for the body. The antioxidants in pala are able to protect the body from foreign pathogens, as well as being able to reproduce damaged body cells.


Those are the three benefits of pala that have been scientifically proven. However, we must continue to use or consume pala wisely. Although there are studies that prove the efficacy of pala, the effects of pala are different for each individual. To be on the safe side, try to consult a doctor before consuming pala for certain purposes.