Myristica Fragrans, Nutmeg
Myristica Fragrans

Myristica Fragrans

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Family Name
Part Used
Product offered
Common Name
Myristica Fragrans
Seed Kernels
Fruits, Seeds, Oil
Grown in southern-india, particularly in tamil nadu


Its principal constituents are Nutmeg which has a fixed oil, a volatile oil and starch and Mace which has a volatile oil (Oil of mace) and amylodextrin.

The oil extract of the tree is used as a counter irritant and stimulates blood flow to the area applied. Nutmeg is reported to be an expectorant, vermifuge, aphrodisiac, and as a nervine used by psychiatrists. It is used in tonics and electuaries and is recommended for the treatment of inflammations of the bladder and urinary tract. Mace is used in folk medicine for the treatment of rheumatism.

It has anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties.