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Myristica fragrans Houtt
  • Family : Myristicaceae
  • English : Nutmeg, Mace tree
  • Hindi : Jay ka ped, Jayphal
  • Gujarati : Jayphal, Javantri
  • Sanskrit : Jati, Jatiphalan

  • Part used : Seed

Botanical Description: A moderate sized usually dioecious, aromatic, evergreen tree with greyish black bark having lenticular spots on the outside and red juice on the inner side ; leaves elliptic or oblong-lanceolate ; thin coriaceous shiny above, dull beneath, flowers creamy yellow, fragrant in umbellate, cymes staminal column of male flowers stalked, anthers 10-14, linear, ovary of female flowers sessile, ovoid globose ; fruits yellow, broadly pyriform or globose, pericarp fleshy, splitting into two halves at maturity, seeds oblong, obtuse, testa shiny, aril yellowish red, irregularly lobed, extending to the apex of the seed. Mace is the arrilus of the seed in fragrans. Fruiting and flowering from December to May.

It is cultivated in the hotter parts of India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Tiksna
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Dipana, Grahi, Vrsya, Mukhakledanasaka, Mukhadaurgandhyanasaka, Kaphavatapana

Modern Pharmacological Action: The aqueous & alcoholic extract of Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg) has beneficial anthelmintic effect

Our Products containing this ingredient
Jaiphal Fruit Extract

  • Ranger Syrup
  • Spark Capsule
  • Spark Royal Capsule