Category Archives: Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans): Phytochemistry

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) contains an essential oil that may confer health benefits to those who consume the plant. Consumption of the dried seed of nutmeg is common throughout the world, and consuming this dry seed provides considerable amounts of the … Continue reading

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Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg): Antidepressant

Myristica fragrans is a commonly consumed spice more colloquially known as nutmeg. Evidence suggests that nutmeg can affect the central nervous system through the serotonin and GABA systems and in this way may affect mood. Researchers have investigated the effects … Continue reading

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Myristica fragrans seeds: Anxiolytic Effects?

Myristica fragrans is a flowering plant belonging to the Myristicaceae family. The plant is also  commonly called nutmeg. Evidence suggests that the seeds of the nutmeg plant may possess carminative, astringent, hypolipidaemic, antithrombotic, antiplatelet aggregation, antifungal, aphrodisiac, and anti-inflammatory activities. … Continue reading

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Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal): Nutmeg

Myristica fragrans (Jaiphal) is commonly called nutmeg. Nutmeg is consumed as a spice in many parts of the world. Nutmeg contains a range of phytochemicals that might make it therapeutically useful as a medicine. The nuts it produces can be … Continue reading

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