Synonyms: Myristica officinalis L. f.
Family: Myristicaceae - Nutmeg family
Growth Habit: Tree
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Jaifal.
A lofty tree; branches skender. Leaves coriaceous, sometimes oblanceolate and tip candate, base acute, pale yellow brown, pales with red-brown nerves beneath. Male racemes flower long, ellipsoid or ceolate, nodding; bracteolate a scale under the glabrate perianth; bracteilate ovoid, sub-globose or pyriform.
Powder prepared from root, have been three to four tea spoonfuls taken twice daily until cured to treat burning, general weakness, headache and insomnia (Rakhaing).
Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Return from Myristica fragrans Houtt. to Ethnobotany Plants profile.