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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2017)

Myristica malabarica: A comprehensive review


Prem Kumar Chelladurai and Radha Ramalingam

The plant Myristica malabarica Linn belongs to the family Myristicaceae. This plant is endemic to India & found commonly in Western Ghats. It is an important medicinal plant commonly known as Malabar nutmeg, rampatri or Bombay mace. Different chemical constituents such as Malabaricones, Malabaricanal, Isoflavones and many other compounds are isolated and tested for pharmacological activity. Myristica malabarica is traditionally used for anti-ulcer, sedatives hypnotics, antimicrobial, nematicidal and as anti-inflammatory. This review has summarized to recent scientific findings of Myristica malabarica’s phytochemistry, pharmacological activities of the plant.

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How to cite this article:
Prem Kumar Chelladurai and Radha Ramalingam. Myristica malabarica: A comprehensive review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(2):255-258.