Myristica fragrans

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Related to Myristica fragrans: Withania somnifera, Mucuna pruriens


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.

Myristica fragrans

An evergreen tree whose fruit produces the spice nutmeg. The tissue surrounding this seed is used for a variety of culinary purposes and in folk medicine.

Myristica fragrans,

n See nutmeg.
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The anti-inflammatory effects of ethanolic extract of seeds of Myristica fragrans have been reported (Bamidele et al.
100g bark of Crataeva nurvala is made into a paste along with 10g stems of Ichnocarpus frutescens, 10g roots of Achyranthes aspera, 10g roots of Sida rhombifolia, 3 heads of Anabas testudineus fish (Bengali: koi), 1 dried seed kernel of Myristica fragrans, and one spleen from a chicken.
Anethum sowa and Myristica fragrans essential oils showed no activity against MDR S.
A well-known example is the seed of Myristica fragrans (Myristicaceae), the endosperm of which is strongly and irregularly penetrated by integumentary tissue.
While the Chakma TMPs use Adhatoda zeylanica for coughs and mucus, a typical Ayurvedic formulation for treatment of the same disorders (like Trade name: Koflet, manufactured by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, India) uses Mel depuratum along with Commiphora wightii, Vitis vinifera, Ocimum sanctum, Hyssopus officinalis, Tinospora cordifolia, Adhatoda zeylanica, Myristica fragrans, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Onosma bracteatum, Viola odorata, Phyllanthus emblica, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Zingiber officinale, Capsicum frutescens, Piper nigrum, Embelica ribes, Solanum xanthocarpum, Cinnamomum cassia and ammonium chloride.
The plants cultivated for their edible fruits or use as vegetable and spice included Mangifera indica, Borassus flabellifer, Terminalia belerica, Terminalia chebula, Dillenia indica, Phyllanthus emblica, Lens esculenta, Maranta arundinacea, Myristica fragrans, Swertia chirata, Punica granatum, Ficus hispida, Moringa oleifera, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Piper nigrum, Averrhoa carambola, Curcuma longa, and Zingiber officinale.
Several reports on the search for natural AChEI has been made from our laboratory including Acorus calamus, Clitoria ternetaea, Andrograpis paniculata, Centella asiatica, Evolvulus alsinoides, Nelwnbo nucifera and Myristica fragrans (Mukherjee et al.
2008) reported that herbal extracts such as macelignan from Myristica fragrans Houtt can prevent cisplatin-induced rises in hepatic ALT and AST enzymatic activities.
Our research findings using Glycyrrhiza glabra, Myristica fragrans and ascorbic acid have displayed a link between memory improving effect and cholinesterase activity (Dhingra et al.