Open Access Short Communication Article ID: IJPSDR-6-125

    Jaiphal Myristica fragrans (Houtt)-A promising seed for pharmaceutical industries

    Ankita Chakravarty, Jai Gopal Sharma*

    The evergreen dark - leaved aromatic dioecious Myristica fragrans Houtt. (1774) is a native tree of Indonesia and is also found in tropical countries like India (Kerala), Malaysia (Penang inland), Taiwan etc. It is popularly known as jaiphal and belongs to the family Myristicaceae. It has spreading branches and a yellow fleshy fruit. The fruits are sources of two valuable spices-nutmeg derived from the fruit and mace obtained from the seed cover. The spices are used in cooking to improve the taste and flavour of delicious dishes. Besides these have many pharmaceutical applications. There is mention of application of jaiphal in folk medicine for various purposes viz. anti-thrombotic, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory etc. [1]. 


    Published on: Mar 21, 2020 Pages: 6-7

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijpsdr.000025
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