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A REVIEW ON MYRISTICA FRAGRANS HOUTT. WITH UNANI PERSPECTIVE AND MODERN PHARMACOLOGY
Kunwar Alam Choudhary, Azhar Jabin, *Mohd Aleem, Fasihur Rehman Ansari
Myristica fragrans (M. fragrans) Houtt is an evergreen tree indigenous to India, Indonesia and, Srilanka. It is the main source of spices; nutmeg and mace. Mace used as a tropical spice having a pleasant aromatic fragrance, for this property it has been used widely as flavoring agent in cakes, pudding, beverages, meat, and sausages. Besides this, it has a special ability to enhance the taste of food. Myristicin (5-allyl-1-methoxy-2,3 (methylenedioxybenzene) constituent is responsible for flavoring property and also been known to produce important psychopharmacological responses. It has been known to provide many medicinal properties due to its complex molecular structure. The chemical constituents of M. fragrans have been studied for hypocholesterolemic hypolipidemic, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, antimicrobial, memory enhancer, antioxidant and hepatoprotective properties. A thorough literature review reveals that M. Fragrans deserves more attention from the scientific community and public health specialists to explore its full array of benefits to society's welfare.[Full Text Article]