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 Powerful analgesic ++++ 
Carminative +++ 
General tonic and stimulant at every level ++  
Anthelmintic ++ 
Main therapeutic indications   Slow digestion +++ 
IBS, diarrhoea, parasites +++ 
Drug dependency ++++ 
Childbirth (facilitates) +++ 
General asthenia +++ 
Osteoarthritis, rheumatism, aching muscles, sprains +++ 
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