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The dried ripe seed of Myristica fragrans (family Myristicaceae), deprived of its seed coat and arillode; an aromatic stimulant, carminative, condiment, and source of volatile and expressed nutmeg oils; it is also sometimes consumed for its bizarre central nervous system effects.
See also: myristicin, nutmeg oil.
Synonym(s): myristica


Herbal medicine
A tropical tree, the seeds of which are astringent, carminative and sedative in small doses.
Sports medicine
A regional slang term for the kicking of a football (soccer ball) through another person’s legs.

Nutmeg is toxic in large doses due to its content of myristicin, which can cause hallucinations, dehydration, delirium, disorientation, nausea, convulsions, palpitations and death; it is contraindicated in pregnancy.


n Latin name:
Myristica fragrans; part used: dried seeds; uses: gastrointestinal complaints, analgesic, toothache, nausea, antiemetic, anx-iolytic, depression, antimicrobial, chemoprotective, aphrodisiac; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, children, severe depression, severe anxiety disorders, antidiarrheal medications, MAOI medications, psychotropic medications, toxic in large doses. Also called
mace, macis, muscadier, muskatbaum, myristica, noz moscada, nuez moscada, or
nux moschata.
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The spices, Piper guinensis, (uziza), Xylopia aethiopicum (okada) and Myristica monodara (ehuru) dry seeds were also purchased from local markets in Port Harcourt and environs, all in Rivers State, Nigeria.
43 The seed of Myristica fragrans of the Spice Islands yields nutmeg - but what spice is obtained from the same tree's fruit covering?
Porem, dentre outros aditivos, citam-se especies psicoativas como: Anadenanthera colubrina, Brunfelsia sp, Myristica fragrans, Cola acuminata e especies do genero Cyperus sp, da familia botanica Ciperaceae, conhecidas por danda ou junca.
Nutmeg and mace are both made from myristica fragans.
Uromyces myristica Berkeley & Curtis, En: Berkeley, Grevillea 3:57.
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Flowering, sex ratios, pollen ovule ratios, fruit set and reproductive effort of a dioecious tree, Myristica insipida (Myristicaceae) in two different rain forest communities.
Bactericidal and antioxidant activity of essential oils from Myristica fragans Houtt and Salvia microphylla H.