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Also Known As : Jaiphal, Jayphal
Technical Name : Myristica


Taste Profile

It has sweet, spicy and nutty flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. It is used as spice to add flavor to the dishes.
  2. It can also be used in cakes, puddings and custards.

Common names and forms

  1. Jaayphal
  2. Jadhikkai
  3. Jaifal
  4. Jatiphal
  5. Nutmeg (Jaiphal)


It is a hard aromatic seed of myristica tree. It has shiny dark color and oval shape.

Health benefits

  • Nutmeg treats indigestion.
  • It has antibacterial properties and is good for oral health.
  • It has good cleansing properties as it detoxifies liver and prevents diseases.
  • It helps in dissolving kidney stones.
  • It helps relaxing the mind and reducing mental stress .
  • It has anti inflammatory properties, which helps relieving pain.
  • It is powerful antioxidant which prevents cancer.
  • It is good for immune system and circulates the blood in body.
  • It has anti ageing properties and is good for the skin.(1)

Selection Guide

Purchase nutmeg which are already grounded for better use of it.


Excessive usage of nutmeg can be toxic and can cause dizziness, nausea, pain in stomach and dry mouth.(2)

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