sanskrit jaTI phala, mada zauNDa
latin Myristica fragrans
rasa pungent, bitter, astringent
guNa light, oily penetrating
rasayana to reproductive, nervine, and intestinal tissues
karmas astringent, nervine, sedative, psychotropic, carminative, aphrodisiac, stimulant, expectorant
suggested dose 1/8-1/4 teaspoon
Botanical Description Nutmeg is the seed (about 1 x 3/4 inch) of the tree which is an angiosperm or evergreen.
Habitat and Varieties Indigenous to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, it is also grown in Malaysia, the Caribbean, and the Kerala state of India. M. malabarica is an adulterant sometimes used in India, and is called Jaiphal as well.
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Nutmeg is also considered an Ayurvedic dhupana, or smoke therapy agent.