I always get excited when I see Chinese Herbs show up in my NPR newsfeed. It's even more exciting when it is also a Western herb and even better...a common kitchen spice. You probably guessed by the title, but the star of this article is nutmeg! The article mainly focuses on the history of the spice. What really interested me is that nutmeg was thought to treat stomach aches. That's strikingly similar to what it is used for in Chinese Medicine! So, the next time you drink your spiced cider or eat some pumpkin pie, you can think about the tiny amount of nutmeg in it contributing to your health.