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Nutmeg is a native of Moluccas Island and is now grown in tropical countries of the world. It was introduced to India towards the end of 18
centuary and in India, it wasgrown in certain pockets of Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka. More specifically it isgrown near Courtallam of Tirunelveli dist and round about the Burliar zone in theeastern slopes of Niligiris and Kaladi in Kerala.
Mace is used as a culinary spice and largely as a flavoring agent. It contains volatile oilmachine’s.
The pericarp is used for pickling when the fruit is at tender stage.
Nutmeg is used as a stimulant and carminative .
Nutmeg contains 25 – 45% of fixed oil known as Oleum myristica expressum.
Wormy Nutmeg generally used for distillation gives a much better yield thansound nutmeg.
The oil is used for flavoring baked goods, cakes, cookies, puddings and pickles.
The oil has been recommended for the treatment of inflammations of bladder andurinary tract.