Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003084
Title: Antioxidant, antimicrobial, and health benefits of nutmeg
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Myristica fragrans commonly rich nutmeg is one of the highly prized spices, known since antiquity for its aromatic, aphrodisiac, and curative properties. Nutmeg has many health benefits, studies show that it can help to stop diarrhea (in low dose), detoxify the body, and stimulate the brain, etc., and it has more nutritional effect, rich in energy, dietary fiber and proteins, carbohydrates, and mainly rich in Vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains electrolytes, minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus and phytonutrients include carotene-B and cryptoxanthin B. It contains antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antifungal and having number of ethnopharmacological properties, these are rich in flesh, seed, and mace of nutmeg. Consuming a huge amount of nutmeg can complicate the body because it is a strong spice should use in small quantities. Consuming too much of nutmeg results in sudden attack, irregular heart palpitations, and vomiting. Nutmeg has enormous amount of benefits, but keep the usage of nutmeg should be in control. Nutmeg is a natural product, people and environment can get more safety and is considered to be less of a risk for resistance development by pathogenic microorganisms.

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    Y. Felita Dhaslin, Reya Issac*, M. Lakshmi Prabha

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    Department of Biotechnology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Reya Issac, Department of Biotechnology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore – 641 114, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Y. Felita Dhaslin, Reya Issac*, M. Lakshmi Prabha

    Title:Antioxidant, antimicrobial, and health benefits of nutmeg
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (167-169)
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    Methodology:Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Health benefits,Nutritional effect
    Research Materials:Nutmeg

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Antimicrobial Antioxidant Health benefits Nutmeg Nutritional effect

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