The kernel of the fruit of Myristica moschata.
Dose.—From five to twenty grains.
Therapeutic Action.—Nutmeg is stimulant, carminative, aromatic, and narcotic. The activity of both nutmegs and mace reside in the volatile oil which they contain. In addition to their aromatic and excitant properties, they possess considerable narcotic power.
Nutmeg is sometimes employed with advantage in uterine hemorrhage, equal parts of pulverized alum and nutmeg, in doses of from five to ten grains, being quite an efficient remedy.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.