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Latin. Myristica fragrans

Tibet. Dzati



Botanical Name Myristica fragrans
English name Nutmeg
Tibetan Name Dzati
Parts Used Seed
Habitat It grows in hot climatic conditions and is also cultivated.
Pharmacological properties

Anti-bacterial activity - inhibit growth of Gram-negative bacteria (e.g. E.coli, Yersinia enterocolitica, Proteus spp., Klebsiella pneumoniae); gram-positive bacteria (e.g. E.faecalis); exhibit good potential against oral pathogens. Also, possess anti-fungal activity against C.albicans.
Analgesic activity - inhibit phospholipase A2, thus lowering the availability of arachidonic acid precursor for prostaglandin synthesis.
Anti-inflammatory activity

Antidepressant activity
Anti-convulsant effect
Anti-cataleptic effect - due to both dopamine facilitatory and anti-oxidant properties

Aphrodisiac effect - enhances both libido and potency

Diuretic activity
Anti-diarrheal activity
Mimics insulin activity
Anti-glycation activity

Antioxidant activity - shown to protect liver and heart from oxidative stress; have ability to scavenge free radicals.
Hepatoprotective effect
Cardioprotective effect
Anti-thrombotic activity
Anti-hyperlipidemic activity - decrease LDL and triglyceride
Gastrointestinal system effect - reduce acidity and volume of gastric secretion

Ethnomedicinal uses

Rejuvenation action:
Balances disorders of Wind and Phlegm
Restores physical strength
Increases libido and potency

Gastrointestinal system:
Increases body temperature
Improves digestion
Promotes appetite
Stops diarrhea and vomiting
Clears hoarseness and relieves thirst
Relieves meteorism and abdominal distension
Balances blood sugar levels

Immune system and detoxification:
Clears parasites
Lowers cholesterol and fat
Wound healing properties

Nervous system and cardiac action:
Treats Wind disorders related with heart
Induces good sleep
Clears depression and sadness
Supports heart
Stops chest pain related to heart

Used in our products


The name nutmeg is from the Old French for "hard aromatic seed of the East Indies”

History Outlook

It reached Europe via Arab traders in the first century AD and was mainly used for medicinal purposes. Although now used almost exclusively as a spice, it was promoted as a tonic after the protuguese took the Moluccas and obtained a monopoly on its production in 1512. It has been listed as a chinese medicinal herb since c. 600AD.