Nutmeg is a dioecious evergreen tree with strong antioxidant properties and this correlates well with the total phenolic content. This chapter describes the botany, history, producing regions, flavor and aroma, parts used, and active constituents. The chapter also highlights the uses of nutmeg in different recipes around the world. Nutmeg has been reported to have carminative, stimulative, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiobesity, larvicidal, molluscicidal, hepatoprotective, and antioxidant properties. Finally the medicinal uses, functional properties, and antioxidant properties of nutmeg are discussed in great detail.
KeywordsTotal Phenolic Content East India Company Active Aromatic Compound Ferric Thiocyanate Stomach Cramp
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