Since we are using nutmeg in Pulp Cakes, I thought this was a good opportunity to discuss its medicinal properties. You may recognize nutmeg because it is used in cola drinks, in confectionary and holiday dishes, such as eggnog. Besides being known as an aphrodisiac, nutmeg is a valuable remedy for insomnia, irritability and depression. It is also known as a digestive aide and helps cure diarrhea. In ayurveda, it is used as a natural sleep aid.