Jaiphal (Myristica Fragrans)
Jaiphal (Myristica Fragrans) or Nutmeg is a seed that can be ground and is commonly used as a spice. The fleshy red net-like skin cover on the seed kernel of Nutmeg is known as Mace or Javitri which is also used as a spice.Nutmeg might be beneficial in the management of intestinal gas. Gas formation occurs mainly due to indigestion of food. Nutmeg acts as a digestive and promotes the process of digestion. Thus, Nutmeg is used as a remedy in case of digestive problems like flatulence and colic.
Studies have shown this herb to have the following actions:-
Aphrodisiac: Nutmeg possesses aphrodisiac activity, it increases both libido and potency by stimulating the nervous system.
Carminative and digestive: Nutmeg stimulates digestive enzymes and regulates gut contractions. It soothes and settle the gut wall, thereby easing gripping pains and helps in the removal of gas from the digestive tract.