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Arabic Name : Jawz Bawwaa & Bisbasa
Bengali Name : Jaiphal & Jaitri
Chinese Name : Rou dou kou & Rou dou kou yi
English Name : Nutmeg & Mace
French Name : Muscadier & Macis
German Name : Muskatnussbaum & Muskatblüte
Gujarati Name : Jaiphal & Jawitri
Hindi Name : Jaiphal & Jawitri
Kannada Name : Jajikai & Jaipatri
Kashmiri Name : Jafal
Latin name : Myristica fragrans Houtt.
Marathi Name : Jaiphal & Jawitri
Persian Name : Gauzbua & Bazbaaz
Punjabi Name : Jaiphal & Jawitri
Sanskrit Name : Jatiphalam & Jatipatri
Urdu Name : Jaiphal & Jawitri
Nutmeg and Mace both come from the nutmeg tree and are reported to be acrid, anaesthetic, analgesic, anodyne, anthelmintic, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, aromatic, astringent, bitter, carminative, constipative, digestive, diuretic, exhilarant, expectorant, febrifuge, narcotic, rejuvenative, spermatogenetic, stimulant, stomachic, thermogenic, vermifuge, and as a nervine sedative used by psychiatrists. They are used in tonics and electuaries and are recommended for the treatment of inflammations of the bladder and urinary tract. They have a stimulating effect on stomach and intestines, increasing appetite and reducing nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. They are a helpful remedy for many digestive problems, especially gastroenteritis. They increase sexual stamina and are useful in impotency and premature ejaculation. The volatile oil is aperient, carminative and stimulant.
Applied externally, it is useful in arthritis, chronic rheumatism, cramps and sprains.
Recommended Dosage: Nutmeg : 200 mg to 1 g powder; Mace : 200 mg to 1 g powder.
Contraindication: Do not use Nutmeg during pregnancy or lactation. This product should not be used by anyone suffering from major depression or anxiety disorders. Large doses can cause nausea, thirst, anxiety, hallucination, disorientation, tachycardia, and even convulsions. Do not use more than 3 gms. of either nutmeg or mace in one day. Avoid large doses in cases of epilepsy or psychiatric disorders.