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Latin Name: Myristica fragrans Houtt. (Myristicaceae )

Sanskrit/Indian name: Jatiphala, Jatiphalam, Jatikosha, Jatipatri, Jatipatra, Jaiphal, Jayapatri, Javitri

General information:

Mace is packed with a host of therapeutic benefits. The tree is indigenous to Australia, Asia and the tropical regions of Southeast Asia. A popular but expensive herb, Mace is often used as a spice in cooking. Studies have also shown that the herb can help lower blood pressure, sooth a stomach ache and control diarrhea.

Therapeutic constituents:

The main chemical components of Mace are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol, safrole, methyl eugenol and myristicin, which render the herb its therapeutic properties.

Key therapeutic benefits:

  • The essential oil derived from Mace is considered to be the most efficacious. The oil is a potent brain booster. It increases concentration and relieves stress.
  • Mace is an excellent liver tonic.
  • It dissolves kidney stones and prevents infection.
  • The herb is also beneficial for the heart as it stimulates blood circulation.
  • Mace’s anti-inflammatory properties are used to treat joint and muscle aches.

Used in Geriforte, Himcolin, Koflet , Lukol, Mentat , Mentat syrup, Mentat DS, Cold Balm, Anxocare, Geriforte Vet, HiOra-K mouthwash.

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