Botanical Name Myristica fragrans  
Botanical family Myristicaceae  
Origin Sri Lanka 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Nuts 
Note Middle 
Appearance fluid liquid 
Color yellow 
Odor peppery, woody, with a hint of freshness 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Phenyl methyl ethers (6–10%): myristicin 
Monoterpene alcohols (10%): terpinen-4-ol 
Monoterpenes (50–55%): pinenes, sabinene, terpinene, myrcene 
Therapeutic properties 1. Powerful analgesic
2. Carminative  
3. General tonic and stimulant at every level  
4. Anthelmintic
Main therapeutic indications   1. Slow digestion
2. IBS, diarrhoea, parasites
3. Drug dependency
4. Childbirth (facilitates)
5. General asthenia
6. Osteoarthritis, rheumatism, aching muscles, sprains
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