JATHIKAI POWDER / NUTMEG POWDER / ஜாதிக்காய் பொடி 50g

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Quick Overview

Nutmeg / Jathikai / Javitri is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica. Myristica fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit: nutmeg, from its seed, and mace, from the seed covering. It is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter.


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Tamil Name                      : Jathikai – ஜாதிக்காய்

Malayalam Name           : Jathikai

Hindi Name                     : Jaiphal

Telugu Name                   : Jaji Kaya

Binomial Name              : Myristica fragrans


♦  Pleasantly aromatic, nutmeg is actually seed kernel of fruit-nutmeg.

♦  It is one of the highly prized spices known since antiquity for its aromatic, aphrodisiac, and curative properties. Nutmegs are evergreen trees, native to the rain forest Indonesian Moluccas Island; also known as the Spice Islands.

♦  Botanically, the plant belongs to Myristicaceae family of medium to large trees.

♦  Its scientific name is: Myristica fragrans. Besides M. fragrans, several other species of Myristica grown all over the tropical regions including M. argentea, M. malabarica (Indian), and M. fatua. Although they are similar in appearance to M. fragrans, they, however, have less intense flavor and aroma and command less price.

Health Benefits of Nutmeg / Jathikai  :

For Relives Pain

♦  Nutmeg / Jathikai / Javitri Powder contains many essential volatile oils such as myristicin, elemicin, eugenol and safrole. Nutmeg / Jathikai / Javitri’s volatile oils have anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful for treating joint and muscle pain.” Just a few drops of the essential oil on the affected area can treat inflammation, swelling, joint pain, muscle pain and sores.

For Improving the sharpness of brain

♦  The main components that we can find in Nutmeg / Jathikai / Javitri Powder are myristicin and macelignan, which are the essential oil of this seed.

♦  This gives nutmeg the ability to improve the sharpness of human brain and memory capacities.

For Preventing Insomnia

♦  Nutmeg / Jathikai / Javitri Powder has been considered as a natural cure for sleeplessness and insomnia due to its sedative and calming properties for a long time. The seed could help you to relax your brain and fall asleep easier.

For Digestion

♦  If you are suffering from digestive issues such as diarrhoea, constipation, bloating or gas, a home remedy is to grate a pinch of Nutmeg / Jathikai / Javitri Powder in your soups and stews, and have it.

♦  It will help in the secretion of digestive enzymes, bringing about relief, whereas the fiber content in nutmeg will help in bowel movement. It also helps in removing excessive gas from the system.

Regulates Blood Pressure

♦  In a comprehensive to lowering blood pressure by the National Institutes of Health, it is suggested to add more spices like Nutmeg / Jathikai / Javitri Powder to the diet.

♦  The guide also mentions and emphasizes using less sodium in the food to keep blood pressure levels healthy.

For Bad Breath

♦  Bad breath could be a sign of toxicity in your system. Unhealthy lifestyle and improper diet can build up toxins in your organs. Nutmeg/ Jathikai / Javitri Powder is touted to help in detoxifying the body, clearing out toxins from the liver and kidneys.

♦  Since its essential oils have anti-bacterial properties, it helps in removing bacteria from the mouth which are responsible for causing bad breath.

♦  Nutmeg (Jathikai) Powder is commonly used as an ingredient for Ayurvedic toothpastes and gum pastes. The essential oil eugenol helps in reliving toothaches as well.

Medicinal uses

♦  Since ancient times, nutmeg and its oil were being used in Chinese and Indian traditional medicines for illnesses related to the nervous and digestive systems.

♦  The compounds in this spice such as myristicin and elemicin have been soothing as well as stimulant properties on brain.

Side Effects

♦  There are no side effects in using this product. Take medical advice for its use during pregnancy.

Harvesting & Manufacturing Methodology

♦  All our herbs are Organically Harvested , dried, and pulverized with no chemical interactions that will assure the ensuring 100% natural herbal  powders and related products.

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