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Nutmeg Tree

Scientific name of Nutmeg: Myristica fragrans

Name of Nutmeg in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Jatiphala

Hindi: Jaiphal जैफल/जायफल

Malayalam: Jathi ജാതി

Plant description of Nutmeg

Nutmeg (Miristica fragrans Houtt) is an evergreen tree, grow up to 45 ft. tall. Leaves are dark green, arranged alternately, sized 15 cm long and 7 cm wide, flowers are bell-shaped, pale yellow in colour and fleshy. The fruit are ovoid, seeds contain in a fleshy husk, when ripe the husk will splits and the seed will appear partially. Seeds are purple or brown, shiny sized, 2 to 3 cm long and covering with a red aril, which is the source of mace.

Useful plant parts:

Seed, seeds cover.

Medicinal uses:

To treat vata, kapha disorders, increase digestive power, loose motion.

Chemical content:

Anti oxidant, antimicrobial, oleoresins

How to prepare medicines: 

Nutmeg is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Chargeryadi Gulika

Triphaladi Thailam

Dainik Tablet

Gritona Tablet

Khadira Vattu

Kombanchadi Gulika

Memorex Tablets

Mrita Sanjivani Gulika

Shilapravang Tablet

Dineseladi Velichenna

Eladi Velichenna

Kurinji Kuzhambu

Arimedadi Thailam 

Bala Thailam 

Baladhatryadi Thailam

Eladi thailam

Gandha Thailam

Himasagara Tailam 

Manjishtadi Thailam 

Nisosiradi Thailam 

Prameha Mihira Taila 

Arimedadi Thailam 



Cheriya KarpooradiChoornam 

Dasanakanthi Choornam

Karpooradi Choornam

Athisaragrahani Choornam

Triphaladi Choornam

Jeerakadi Choornam

Dayal Thailam 


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