Latin Name

Myristica fragrans

English Name


Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Fruit, Seed cover
(फल, बीज त्वक्)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has calming effect on brain hence used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia. It relieves intestinal gas, boosts appetite. It has styptic effect on intestine and used in dysentery. It relieves foul smell coming from mouth and chronic infected wounds. It has cough expectorant action. It is effective as an aphrodisiac. Its oil has anthelmintic properties.

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