||Nutmeg, Rou Dou Kou
||8007-12-3, F.E.M.A.: 2653
||Plant Parts Used
||Color & Odor
||pale yellow clear liquid with spicy odor
The nutmeg fruit is pendulous and similar in presentation to a peach. When
fully mature, it splits in two, exposing a crimson-colored aril. This is the
mace which surrounds the nutmeg pit.
Constituents & Specifications :
75 % Citral, chemical limonene
Specific Gravity :
0.86000 - 0.89200 @ 20 C
Refractive Index :
1.47200 - 1.47900 @ 20 C
Mace oil is Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. The oils has
analgesic, anti-oxidant, anti-septic and digestive properties
Benefits & Uses :
- Mace oil is used in the curing of cardiac disorders, pre-menstrual
pain, digestive troubles like colic and flatulence. It is highly
effective stimulant for the brain and the cardiac system.
- widely used in electuaries and tonics. It is also recommended for
treating various inflammations found in the bladder and urinary tract.
Furthermore, the range is also applied externally and is very beneficial
in arthritis and chronic rheumatism.
- The range is also used in the preparations of savory dishes. Known by
the Indian name Jawitri, the range is utilized for adding flavour and as