Nutmeg

  • Denys J. Charles
Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Steam Fructose DPPH Neuroblastoma Polyphenol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denys J. Charles
    • 1
  1. 1.Frontier Natural Products Co-opNorwayUSA

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