Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver

Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver

Nutmeg’s hidden power: Helping the liver

Nutmeg is the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, which is commonly found in Indonesia, and has been used to treat asthma, rheumatic pain, toothaches and infections. In the laboratory, researchers have shown that nutmeg can fight hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycemia, heart tissue damage and hepatotoxicity. Inspired by these studies, Xiu-Wei Yang, Frank Gonzalez, Fei Li and colleagues wanted to see how nutmeg prevents damage to the liver.

Citation: PPARα Mediates the Hepatoprotective Effects of Nutmeg Xiao-Nan Yang, Xue-Mei Liu, Jian-He Fang, Xu Zhu, Xiu-Wei Yang, Xue-Rong Xiao, Jian-Feng Huang, Frank J. Gonzalez, and Fei Li Journal of Proteome Research 2018 17 (5), 1887-1897

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.7b00901

Nutmeg, acylcarnitines, PPAR, myrislignan, liver, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha, hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycemia, heart tissue damage, hepatotoxicity