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Nutmeg Live Plants (Myristica fragrans)
6" - 8" size live plant


This spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses manganese and copper as co-factors for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.It is also rich in many vital B-complex vitamins, including vitamin-C, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-A and many flavonoid anti-oxidants like beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin that are essential for optimum health.Medicinal uses Since ancient times, nutmeg and its oil were being used in Chinese and Indian traditional medicines for illnesses related to the nervous and digestive systems. The compounds in this spice such as mysticism and elemicin have been soothing as well as stimulant properties on the brain.Nutmeg oil contains Eugenio, which has been used in dentistry for toothache relief.The oil is also used as a local massage to reduce muscular pain and rheumatic pain of joints.Freshly prepared decoration with honey has been used to relief for nausea, gastritis, and indigestion ailments. 

Nutmeg Live Plant (Myristica fragrans) 6" - 8" size

$40.00Price
  • "Nutmeg Live Plant"
    (Myristica fragrans)
    6" - 8" size live plant


    Myristica fragrans
    Family: Myristaceae

    We will sent your live Nutmeg plant with pot.


    Plant Size : 6"- 8" inches
    Pot Size : 3.5" inches

    Products and Uses
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    Nutmeg and mace are the main two products. Oils are extracted from both nutmeg and mace. Powdered nutmeg and mace is used in curry powders.Nutmeg and mace are mainly used for culinary purposes to flavor curries and other food products, confectionaries and bakery products. It is also used in preparation of beverages and drinks. Nutmeg is used as an ingredient in Ayurvedeic and Chinese medicine.



    Planting material
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    Seeds are used for planting. Dark brown full sized seeds of matured fruits from selected mother plants are used for planting. Seeds have to be sown in nursery beds as soon as possible since the viability is lost within 8-10 days.
    Seedlings are potted in poly bags filled with a mixture of equal parts of top soil, cow dung and sand. About 10g of rock phosphate are also added. Seedlings are kept under shade for about 6-8 months, then hardened and transplanted in the field. If large size plants are needed seedlings of 6-8 months of age are re-potted in bigger poly bags filled with same mixture and kept for another 9-12 months. Bigger plants establish well in the field.