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Most Common Name:Nutmeg
Botanical Name:Myristica Fragrans, Myristica Officinalis
Also Known As (other names):Myristica, Nux Moschata, Myristica Aromata

Nutmeg - General description:

 Nutmeg is indigenous to the Molucca Islands, Banda Islands, New Guinea and Malaysia and cultivated widely in tropical Asia. Nutmeg is harvested from the 25 foot tree three times a year in ideal climates when the fruit is separated from the seed to be dried as "Mace" and the seed is dried before cracking the shell to obtain the nut or kernel.

Nutmeg Properties, or Nutmeg use in treatment of:



Nutmeg Constituents:

Below we list reported constituents of this herb. This may not be complete as continuous research constantly discovers new constituents. Where possible we also provide information about constituents and their application, effect and side effects, if any. We do not provide information on the interaction between constituents. We do not give quantities of each individual constituent as these vary considerably due to region and climate. By comparing the treatments above with the constituent benefits below some indication of quantities can be gained.
Volatile Oil - See Nutmeg Essential Oil

Lignans: Lignans occur in a variety of plants and cannot be classified in terms of properties as a group. Some are antiviral and antimicrobial while others are antioxidant and anti-tumour. The latter are currently being researched as there is some indication that they may have a positive cardiovascular effect.


Diterpenes: A bitter tasting terpenoid used widely as a stomachic. Diterpenes are believed to help with hypertension and respiratory tract complaints such as catarrh bronchitis and colds. Some diterpenes are believed to have tumour inhibitor properties as well as a stimulating effect on the immune system.


Acids and oil


Nutmeg Contraindications, do not use if:

Large doses are narcotic and dangerous.  
We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that for any herb our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
How current is this information?


Nutmeg is Administered as/Available in:

Powdered seedDried seed 


What is?

A CompressA DecoctionA Herbal VinegarA Fluid Extract
An InfusionAn OintmentA PoulticeA Powder
A SalveA SyrupA TeaA Tincture


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